The experimental film RITUAL (50 min) is the result of the recent 2 years project. It is now ready and has a great poster to go with it, designed by Milena Karlsson. The film explores energy greed as a social phenomenon and ritual as artistic method and has been filmed in eleven places in Sweden. In the selected localities, there is a historical connection to the extraction of energy and raw materials, which today is again brought to the fore in the transition to green energy and renewable raw materials. The artists have especially chosen to highlight how the urban lifestyle is dependent on nature and people in less populated places and communities in Sweden.
One year ago we started the
experimental art project ”Technology use as Ritual and
Resistance”. We have
managed to work on despite the pandemic and are now in the process of
finalizing the short story film RITUAL. We are happy to collaborate with and
add the contributions of sound and voice by Klara Andersson and graphic design
by Milena Karlsson. Klara is a sound artist and
composer who works with issues of identity, worth and power. Alongside sound
art projects she’s touring and releasing music with her solo project Fågelle. https://cargocollective.com/klaramariasofia Milena
Karlsson is a graphic designer based in Gothenburg. She works on projects
including books, publications, exhibition design, art direction, and visual
Starting the film editing
Exiting to start editing the series of short films in the project ”Technology use as Ritual and Resistance”. Filmed during 2020 in the inland of Sweden during periods of low spreading of Covid-19. Visited places are: Smålands-Burseryd, Kinnekulle, Jokkmokk, Messaure, Meselefors, Ligga, Kallak, Njakafjäll, Grängesberg, Hofors and Sandviken.
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Experimental Material-Digital Art Education
Thrilled to have the chapter ”Experimental Material-Digital Art Education by Vague Research Studios” published in the book ”Critical Digital Making in Art Education” edited by Knochel, A. D., Liao, C., Patton, R. M. Vague Research Studios contributed to this timely topic with an exploration into embodied technological aesthetic practices.
From April first 2020 Vague Research Studios will run a new project funded by Kulturbryggan. It will result in a series of experimental short films thematically focused on fictive rituals, that utilize environmentally conscious uses of technology. The films provide concrete examples of sustainable choices in the imaginative and ritualistic artistic process and in alternative technological production. The result will be presented during the second half of 2021.
It is a collaboration with photographer and experimental filmmaker Maria Magnusson, musician and sound artist Natalia Kamia and Senior Library Specialist Robin Wheelwright Ness that works on linking the past to the present through public history projects, digital storytelling, curatorial and creative practice.