Valls Have soundwalk

VALLS HAVE SOUNDWALK is a proposal for a public art piece by the artist Pavel Matveyev. A preliminary ‘sketch’ was presented at the ‘Hej Gävle’ group exhibition at Gävle konstcentrum in 2012 where an audience listened through headphones to a pre-recorded … Continue reading

An illustration of very colourful imaginary flowers

Imaginary flowers

IMAGINARY FLOWERS goes out to everyone with invisible illnesses, disabilities, and chronic conditions who simply aren’t going to “get well soon”. These flowers are meant to comfort and console. Breathing in, I am a flower. Breathing out, I am fresh! … Continue reading

Holding Space – zine

HOLDING SPACE, WHEN YOU KNOW HOW TO SUFFER YOU SUFFER LESS, BED THERAPY APHORISMS is a zine of aphorisms or short statements expressing a general truth or advice on how to conduct yourself. These aphorisms were taken from notes jotted … Continue reading

Holding Space – short film

HOLDING SPACE, WHEN YOU KNOW HOW TO SUFFER YOU SUFFER LESS is a short ten minute film about grief and chronic illness and how both processes are also accompanied by moments of gratitude and grace. “Holding space” means being physically, … Continue reading

A family visit

Holding space together

HOLDING SPACE means being physically, mentally, and emotionally present for someone to support them as they process their experiences and feelings. An important aspect of holding space is keeping judgment at bay, and being mindful of how you yourself respond while … Continue reading

Nordic by Nature e-book

NORDIC BY NATURE, NEW VOICES ON DEEP ECOLOGY TODAY, ARNE NAESS IN THE 21ST CENTURY is a free e-book of podcast transcripts. The activists interviewed in the podcast were not chosen because of their ability to follow their inner voice, … Continue reading

Questions to a monk

IN TEN DAYS TIME, Tenzin Shenyen will embark on a 3-year Tibetan Buddhist retreat in Germany that “begins a cycle of practices to stabilise, concentrate and open the mind through more meditative practices that… include practices aimed at transcending one’s … Continue reading

At home in exile

CHANGING PLACES with Ninos Dankha, Prince of Assyria. It’s easy to compare Ninos Dankha’s sultry tones to the searching expression of Nick Drake, or the pared-back honesty of Tim Buckley. It’s certainly in that Hall of Fame that he belongs. … Continue reading

Ice Circle

The Artic circle is home to artist Laila Kolostyak. Ice Circle is Laila’s brainchld, a seminar, a network and workshop with over 20 selected snow and ice professionals from Russia, Finland, Sweden and Norway. The seminar is funded by Kulturkontakt … Continue reading

Radio Shenyen

RADIO SHENYEN is the blog of Tibetan Buddhist monk Tenzin Shenyen, with its own dedicated space on Tumblr and Blogspot. Radio Shenyen is a blog part poetry, part diary, part letter, by the British born Tibetan Buddhist monk, Martin Hodgson, … Continue reading

On imagination

THE EXHIBITION by Pavel Matveyev at Cigarrvägen 13, Stockholm, is titled “With everyone’s imagination atrophied, no one will ever be a threat to the world #3.” A complex and though-provoking title presents a very simple installation of one large scale … Continue reading

On Allen Grubesic

ON ALLEN GRUBESIC. Random exhibiting artist. An exhibition by Allen Grubesic promises a thought-provoking moment of clarity for people familiar with his work and those new to it. Stripping messaging back to its core essence is the nature of Grubesic’s … Continue reading

How drawing saved my life

HOW DRAWING SAVED MY LIFE by Ilkka Suppanen. As long as I can remember, I have been drawing. As soon as I could hold a pencil I started scribbling. Those scribbles turned into drawings of my friends, my family, their … Continue reading

Radioshenyen: @shipadrift

radioshenyen: @shipadrift April 2012 “We are first of all, as friends, the friends of solitude, and we are calling on you to share what cannot be shared: solitude. We are friends of an entirely different kind, inaccessible friends, friends who … Continue reading