Saturday, September 18, 2010
Thursday, September 16, 2010
|Out at sea with Monica, Antonia Ringbom (artist/animator for CAA) and Taru Elfving photo by Lotta Petronella|
Monica Narula of Raqs Media Collective, from New Delhi in India, came to the archipelago on a very brief visit while travelling in Europe. This was to prove an amazingly productive speedy stop-over, while even allowing for wonderful sense of slowing down. This is the magic of the outer archipelago, such as the small picturesque island of Aspö, where just one evening can feel like a long weekend, under the stars with no light pollution and not a soul around.
|Visiting the island of Aspö and the cows gracing there photo Lotta Petronella|
Posted by CAA-Contemporary Art Archipelago at Thursday, September 16, 2010
Friday, September 3, 2010
|A visit to Jungfruskär with fisherman Fjalar Johansson photo by Lotta Petronella|
Elin’s second visit begun with a birds-eye view of the islands as she experienced her first of cruise ship between Stockholm and Turku.
The week in the archipelago allowed for further and more focused research into the underwater ecology of the area. From alien species her interest shifted towards plants and their role in the complex marine ecosystem. The water was exceptionally clear this year and the visibility perfect for snorkelling. We were even greeted by a huge number of jellyfish that had just now appeared in the end of the summer – perhaps a good sign, as they apparently only thrive in healthy sea beds.
|Elin snorkling photo Elin Wikström|
In addition to the underwater worlds Elin got to visit the artist Anna Nyreen (also in CAA), her ceramics studio and gallery in a hidden corner of Nagu.
Posted by CAA-Contemporary Art Archipelago at Friday, September 03, 2010