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.
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.
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.
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!