Sometimes the preparing of a later dinner is a creative moment where you can feel peace and also get out some ideas, using your hands see the result and finally taste it… I’m not so found of cooking, but when I do, I think I’m pretty good… yesterday I cook some Indian inspirited by my self casserole… Served with basmati rice and some Soya sauce. Bananas, a lot of curry, onion, carrot, cauliflower and lot of spices and stone pine seeds.
I eat vegetarian diet and fish, I love fish! But no meat at all since 15 year back in time… I also love when the food is hot and spicy.
Today my nice brooch arrived to me from Denmark. I have to say that it’s much better in reality and then I thought it was very good and beautiful in photos… I love it and I’m glad that I’m an owner of one of this absolutely extraordinary brooches!
Today I meet my friend Janina Kurp over a cup of coffee and a small talk. We where sitting at the café; Cigarren and watching people walking by at Järntorget, the closes I come the Filmfestivalen this year, I saw my money for my small trips around Europe this spring….
This is my new or old working place, I working at Kulturlabbet with photo 50% now and some month ahead. I have been working at Kulturlabbet before so for me this isn’t new, but my subject this time is new for this time… photo.
I like to do this and now I also get time over for my own stuff in a better way that before, now I’m working some days and are “free” some others…
I like my working space, but I have a MAC computer these days, and I’m not so familiar with this brand… But I’m learning… but it goes slower that to use a PC that I’m more used to…
Kulturlabbet is a workplace for artists with intellectual disabilities. Kulturlabbet turns to people with intellectual disabilities, interested in creative/artistic and self-developing teamwork. Mainly we focus on theatre/drama, art, dance/movement and music. We also use filmmaking as artistic expression. Welcome to browse through a selection of our work.
My next mission and project for some weeks is to give the “medarbetarna” a camera with 27 photos in… and they will take photos of what ever they what… No censure at all, I’m curios what they find interesting to document.
Then we doing some small exhibition of it, I don’t know the shape for it yet, but some kind of showing will I help them to do… to show and may be explain who they see things in their surroundings.
I look forward this project very, very much and as I just write, I’m curios what’s coming up.
Medarbetare = artists with intellectual disabilities.
It has to do with who you are working with and what common way you can find to communicate with the “special” group… I have to decide to work with text and images… and we had united under the main subject; mitt liv/ my life.
So first of all we talk about life, what we like and unlike… What we are doing at work and at home, if we like some animal or a good dinner… It could be anything and everything is important.
We have doing collage and write down words about; friends, favourite food, dreams, nice actors, music that we listen at and so on…
Someone write by them self and other I help… it’s an open mind, calm collaborate. Give and take and get further is some idea I working with/at.
We talk about serious things but also a lot of funny stuff; it’s a lovely working place with a lot of goodness and laughs.
Here am me, in front of the camera… I had a mission at my job these days, to take photos of everyone that we later on can use for the daily time plan, a visual time plan, so every one knows where they should do under the day time at work…
The one I learning and communicate photos with these days at Kulturlabbet, thought that I have to smile more at the photos, they don’t like my output in this photos… And I have to tell that the people I work with is really, really honest with what they said, so I have to hear and believe what they said and also learn from them… I look better when I’m smiling, and who do not looks better when you are happy and smiling?!
I have taking so many good photos at the people I work with the “medarbetarna” at Kulturlabbet and I hope that I could do a small or may be a little bigger photo exhibition with some of this lovely, honest and also very clear eyes photos.
But I have to say that I enjoy and love that the computer has retouching in it and that I’m able to use it! I like this photos of my self much better that the grey reality.
I have a Master of Fine Arts in applied arts and crafts degree, I’m curios about life and I like a lot of things, everyday life things transformed into art is one of my interesting…
Hanging around with friends, travel, reading a good/interesting book is doing my life good.
I will have this blog to showing the times between, the life, the process and all kind of inspiration sources for my art work.
I’m working mostly with body related art; jewellery art, but I also lecturing and working with photo and enamel… My focus is on recycling material in different shapes.