I am sitting in the car, going through and answering emails on the laptop computer. The car is parked outside the Swedish Labour Movement`s Archives and Library in Flemingsberg. At 15:32, a new email land in the inbox with the title “Decisions on work scholarships” Reading the email from The Swedish Arts Grants Committee first, one time, and then a second time, it is beyond doubt that I have received a one-year working grant. A welcome contribution when I am working with the production of my book “Barriers,” soon to be released. Beforehand, It´s challenging to comprehend the scope of and time needed for a project, especially working together with other people.
The photograph from Tequila that recently was exhibited at “Salong CFF” is available for purchase through Artworks. The print is mounted on aluminum and mounted behind reflection-free glass. The solid oak frame measures 111cm x 133cm x 6cm.
I am exhibiting at Centrum för Fotografis “Salong CFF” in December 2021. The work is an image of an Agave field in Tequila, Mexico, that I photographed in 2007. I have built the frame from scratch and also made the print, and mounted it on aluminum. The glass is reflection-free, and the print is an edition of 3. The work is for sale, and the Oak frame measures 111cm x 133cm x 6cm.
CFF – Centrum för fotografi
116 63 Stockholm
Tiveden is a forest area located between the large lakes Vättern and Vänern in Sweden. It used to be referred to as a 12mile forest and almost impossible to travel through without getting lost. A place where the outlaws used hide. Today it´s National Park known for the rugged terrain and wild, beautiful forest that has been untouched by modern forestry. Between the lakes and bogs, the forest is scattered with large boulders, making hiking a lot more challenging than your everyday forest walk. The moss covers almost all of the ground, the boulders, and the abundance of fallen trees that you would not find in a wood plantation.
The house is empty, and the moving trucks have driven off, and all left to do, is burn the remains that will not make it to the new home. There is a large pile of old and broken furniture and other pieces of wood that will burn to ash. We are used to big fires on Walpurgis night to mark and celebrate the beginning of spring. This time winter is approaching, but still, the fire is a mark and celebration of a change and the anticipation of something new.
A Whisper and three trembling shadows at Paviljong C: a program of outdoors events organized by Konsthall C in Hökarängen, Stockholm. A Whisper and three trembling shadows is a collaboration between Magali Cunico and Erik Hagman and consists of a tent that acts as a camera obscura. Inside the tent, the camera obscura projection is accompanied by sound recorded at a nearby meadow.
A Whisper and three trembling shadows is a collaboration between Magali Cunico and Erik Hagman. The piece consists of a tent that acts as a camera obscura and a sound work recorded at a meadow. The show is on August 28 and 29 at Paviljong C, a program of outdoors events organized by Konsthall C in Hökarängen, Stockholm.
Saturday 28 August 14.00 to 18.00
Sunday 29 August 14.00 to 18.00
The road is blocked by flooding when I was returning home from my studio. Parts of Hökarängen in Stockholm were underwater, and the flooding ruined basements and vehicles. Most of the water drained away after an hour leaving only piles of hail and frozen water under the drainpipes.
Following the last week’s severe flooding in nearby Huddinge, this is not an isolated event and can only be another sign of extreme weather due to climate change.
Magali Cunico installing her works at Vargåkra gård Konsthall.
The exhibition is titled Mimicry, from the Greek adjective mimētikos, which means “imitating”, “imitating”, “imitating”. The most common form of mimicry in biology denotes the ability of smaller animals, especially insects and plants, to imitate the appearance of a dangerous species to protect themselves from predators.
In the shadow of the ongoing environmental disaster, there seem to be two opposing approaches. One is a search for answers in the as yet unexplored living organisms before they become extinct. The second sees the solution in scientific methods that involve modifying the cells of living organisms and creating artificial life.
More information about the artworks: www.magalicunico.com
I traveled to Färnebofjärden National Park to watch and photograph the eagles. Färnebofjärden, located at the lower part of Dalälven, has high biological values and is famous for its bird richness. There are over 205 bird species. During wintertime, the Eagles often reside on an Åtel, where humans have placed food for wild animals.
The White-tailed eagle is one of the largest birds of prey with a wingspan of up to 2,5 meters. The species were considered endangered due to human activities such as habitat alterations and destruction of wetlands but have recovered slightly due to governmental protection and initiatives like the Society for Bird Protection and Nature Conservancy at Nedre Dalälven.