Residence-in-Nature, Mammas house in Lainio
What she Could – She did (1889)
It's never late to give up (year unknown)
A rock that you always spit on gets wet (year unknown)
Come and go, but do not settle (year unknown)
Starting in Lainio, a town in the Jukkasjärvi part of the municipality of Kiruna, Residence-in- Nature has arranged a cross-disciplinary artistic project that invites creators from different backgrounds to work with and in the space during a set period of time. Together, the group will examine questions related to the historical and contemporary significance of winter, darkness, ice and snow, farming traditions, geographical boundaries, and mechanisms of history-making. The project spans the duration of an entire year, interacting and integrating with the seasons and the different conditions they offer. The artistic works in 2018~2019 will be connected to existing formal and informal social structures in Lainio and its surroundings, among them Marttigården’s open-air museum where the town’s inhabitants gather around recurring activities such as making reindeer soup, art workshops, ice drilling competitions and traditional flour grinding. Norrbottens Museum is set in relation to the local context. It is an institution where objects and artefacts, voices and stories are preserved, mapped and represented, where cultural heritage is made accessible and history is written. What happens when activities in Lainio merge with those of the museum, or when artefacts from their collection are moved to Lainio? Following two research visits in June and August of 2018, the third work period of the group will commence during the Luleå Biennial, first opening at Marttigården in Lainio on 10 November, and thereafter on 17 November at Norrbottens Museum in Luleå.
Participants: Johanna Gustafsson Fürst, Esko Männikkö, Markus Vallien, Gustaf Nordenskiöld, Olof Marsja, Oscar Männikkö and Ingvild Holm. Artistic directors: Hans Isaksson, Lisa Torell och Åsa Jungnelius.
Graphic design: Jonas Williamsson.
Text: Lars-Erik Lappalainen.
The group consists of photographers, artists, farmers, carpenters, designers, glassblowers, per- formance artists, painters and ceramicists from Tromsø, Luleå, Boden, Månsamåla, Kiruna, Stockholm, Østfold, Gissamåla, Stockholm and Oulo.
Residence-in-Nature was initiated in 2013 by Åsa Jungnelius and has, together with participants, developed into a long-term, contextspecific, flexible art project. The aim is to develop new ways of organising artistic collaborations with municipalities, institutions and local communities.
At Norrbottens Museum, Residence-in-Nature presents 10 newly produced art works.