MARTINKA BOBRIKOVA
OSCAR DE CARMEN

Dates in Mullsjö: October 1-8, 2019
Artist Talk: October 7th at 6 pm, Mullsjö Folkhögskola. >>>
Aritst talk will be held in English.


"Based on our field of interest, our practice and our current focus, we would like to conceive this project firstly as research and further move towards new body of work more related towards community, social engagement and collaborative practice.  We will continue to establish processes that critically investigate our roots and social habits, questioning the mechanisms and contexts that create and reinforce current powerful value systems.


We will use artistic creativity as an instrument to activate discourse surrounding cultural dynamics that facilitate and/or accompany processes of education, communication, and urban and social transformation. Starting from the central idea of creating cultural democracy through dialogue and mutual respect, we understand cultural service as an artistic expression whose freedom of choice brings closer artistic transformation to social production.


The project will deepen the dialogue between people belonging to the same community. Through a new practice of conversation, through sharing activities of daily life, we will consider transforming co-evolutionary life models for a common good; Developing the role that represents human relationships within the affective relationships belonging to the community.”


- Bobrikova & de Carmen

BIO
Bobrikova & de Carmen have been working together as an artistic duo since 2005. They have participated in several residencies such as Sweet Home / Curators Network in Madrid, Seoul Art Space_Geumcheon, KulturKontakt Austria, Nida art Colony or MeetFactory. Their works have been presented in venues and projects such as 5th Odessa Biennale, Fotogalleriet Oslo, Saitama Triennial, Akershus Kunstnersenter, Tranzit.sk, 2nd Tbilisi Triennial, CCA Singapore, Karlin Studio, Museum of Contemporary Art Roskilde, Singuhr Berlin; CCA–Tbilisi, Röda Sten, City Museum of Gothenburg. Since 2012 they run Nomad AiR, a Nomadic artist-in-residence program focuses on the notion of hospitality and the social relations between “host” and “guest” and in 2017 they co- funded the project / residency program Future Utopia Community Key in Uddebo within which they organized annual gathering (IECES) in form of Anti-symposium. They both hold MFA from Nordic Sound Art programme and Malmo Art Academy.
 
 
 
 

"Att få tal del av två spännande perspektiv på Mullsjö utifrån en konstnärlig metod kommer att möjliggöra ett helt nytt kulturklimat att bygga vidare på"

- Åsa Eklund, Kulturchef Mullsjö




With support from: Region Jönköpings län with Mullsjö, Gnosjö, Tranås and Värnamo municipalities.     Curator: Anna Viola Hallberg   Contact: curator @ distancio.se