A screening in the forest at Sällbacken in Duved, Jämtland, Sweden
The Artist Colony presented Turtle Salon in the Forest, a temporary screening location amongst the trees in one of the vast forests of Northern Sweden. Organised as an open study night, the Artist Colony invited the public to experience a collection of video and film works drawn from the Turtle Salon network.
Compiling works by well known, mid career and emerging artists as well as those who make art without considering themselves artists, the event presented the opportunity to view work chosen by the artists and makers themselves. In an all night event this outdoor screening brought together a wide range of approaches to the moving image.
Works by Lawrence Weiner (US), Ori Gersht (ISR), Kjartan Slettemark (NO), Rod Dickinson (UK), Mikhail Karikis (GR), Rirkrit Tiravanija (AR), DoddaMaggý (IS), Michael Curran (UK), Sofia Dahlgren (SE), David Blandy (UK), Elín Hansdóttir (IS), Larry Achiampong (UK), Jem Cohen (US), Marlene Haring (AT), Michael H Shamberg (US), Elisabeth S Clark and Luke Aaron Clark (UK), Ruben Montini (IT), Alexander Pohnert (D), Bjørn Venø (NO), Ned Richardson (US), Francesco Fonassi (IT), Anthony Auerbach (UK), Meg Mosley (UK), Biters (Larry Achiampong & David Blandy), Nick Cash (UK), nüans (D,TR,JP), Sarah Miles (UK), Stephen Dorian Kutos (US), Sunee H Markosov (KR), Anjelica Bergamini (IT), Anna Faroqhi and Haim Peretz (D), Daniel Devlin (UK), Eiji Suzue (JP), Joana Roberto (PT), Joshua Frankel (D), Katia Roessel (D), Martin Hardouin Duparc (FR), MJWB and the NOLA ARTICHOKE BAND (US), the members of the Artist Colony Malin Ståhl (SE), Emma Wieslander (SE), Sara Bjarland (FI), Gerbrand Burger (NL), Alex Kent (UK) and Rebecca Mir Grady (US).
About Turtle Salon
Turtle Salon is a network founded by Michael H. Shamberg and which for him characterizes an approach to life and art. As a consequence of the Lebanese civil war and conflict with Israel, an area of beach formerly frequented by tourists
became a no man's land. In that space, undisturbed by people, the threatened sea turtles thrived - healing in the midst of war, in an chance space. Turtle Salon’s association to sea turtles brings forth the sense of peacefulness, wisdom, mystery and durability these animals convey.
Michael H. Shamberg is best know for his work as producer of music videos, in particular for his work with New Order, Patti Smith and R.E.M. He has also worked with artists Lawrence Weiner and Nancy Holt, Dan Graham, Vito Acconci and Robert Wilson among others.
About the Artist Colony
The Artist Colony is a place for artists to come together. With no requirement of ‘producing’ a group of artists meet to talk about art and explore subjects located outside of the trajectory of their own practice. Previously the Artist Colony have met at Solbacka in Borgå archipelago in Southern Finland and at Finca el Juncal in the Andalucian mountains in
Southern Spain. In Finland the Artist Colony spent time exploring local traditions while in Spain the focus was on nonmaterial explorations. This year the Artist Colony is gathering at Sällbacken in Duved in Northern Sweden to consider the screened and the mediated.
With grateful thanks to all the artists who are showed their work.
Thank you, Färgfabriken Stockholm for kindly supporting the event.