flickers


flickers is a celebration of colour and movement.

40 forms in five colours, red, blue, green, yellow and orange.

40 Artists flickering through the streets of Göteborg to break the rhythm of the everyday;

Welcome the Scandinavian Spring and throw colour onto winters’ grey.

 

This installation ultimately developed out the feeling of being an alien in a new country, learning a new language, new cultural traditions and new etiquettes. In addition, the intense Scandinavian winter, with its cold and darkness hit me hard. To counteract the challenges I personally encountered while living in in this new and seemingly harsh environment I endeavoured to create a world of play and visual humour, to brighten up winter-grey streets, enlivening the mood of the everyday.

Using Goteborg city as a stage, I set 40 flickers figures onto the streets in early Spring; red, blue, green, yellow and orange. These bright colours juxtaposed the starkness of early Spring, with its cold heavy mists, foliage devoid vegetation and short days.

The installation was created as a part of Göteborgsåret (The Gothenburg year) and was performed by acting students from Fågel Fenix Teater and professional dancers living in Gothenburg.

flickers was made possible by Göteborg&Co and with support of CIBA Specialty Chemicals, NORDIFA AB, Sjuhärads Färgeri, Alster modeller, Bolanders textil, Göteborgs spårvägar and VEENA AB.