Väx!-Grow! is a site-specific and participant-based artwork in the tradition of ”expanded cinema”. During the fall of 2022, the artists have collected plants on Konstepidemin´s land. The shapes and chemical structure of the plants have created photographic images directly on film. During 13Festivalen, the film is screened through collective work and as a ritual with the aim of evoking the light during the dark season. The film screening requires people to collaborate in dialogue with material, film, sound, the planet earth and the sun. A prayer that the ground will melt, seeds will sprout and grow again. Maria Magnusson is an artist, photographer and filmmaker who works with non-materialistic existential states of mind and connects to an experimental film tradition. Kajsa G. Eriksson is a visual artist who works site-specifically with myth, play and ritual within an experimental art tradition and is co-running Vague Research Studios.
Drop Height Magic – Five sitespecific sound and visual artworks along Kolbäcksån
In Drop Height Magic (Fallhöjdens Magi) Vague Research Studios is collaborating with Ekomuseum Bergslagen (Art Space), Strömsholms kanal and Mälarenergi. In the summer of 2023 five site-specific visual and sound artworks will be shown along the river Kolbäcksån. Opening May 6. With support from Region Västmanland.
Braziers Park, an amazing venue for a film festival!
Such a great experience to visit and show RITUAL at Braziers Park, Oxfordshire, UK. Thank you Braziers International Film festival for an amazing program, atmosphere and hospitality! RITUAL well received and a great circle of thoughts and discussion after screening. The trip to UK was made possible with support of the Swedish Arts Grants Committee.
Compost of Rituals at The Other Weaving Mill, Uddebo, Sweden
A Compost of Rituals led by Kajsa G. Eriksson as part of Dreamfactory 2022 – Craft Festival. ”A ritual is a circuit that closes, a connection where a charge finally gets its flow” , citation from the film RITUAL by Vague Research Studios shown at Bio Tranan, Tranemo as part of Dreamfactory 2022.
RITUAL screening at BIFF film festival (UK)
RITUAL got selected for Braziers International film Festival (UK) in September. Happy to be able to show this experimental documentary on energy greed for a larger audience! A fantastic collaboration art work. click here for more info on film and project.
RITUAL outdoor screening in Elysian Park, LA (US)
EPFC (Echo Park Film Center) is doing an outdoor screening of RITUAL. An experimental documentary on energy greed by Vague Research Studios. Saturday, June 11, 2022, at Elysian Park picnic site starting at 8:30 pm. Vague Researcher/Collaborator and filmmaker Maria Magnusson will be attending at the screening!