Projektrapport 2014

Hösten 2014 sammanställde vi en rapport om sommarens projekt till Skellefteå kommun. En blandad kompott av reflektion och dokumentation.
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Burträsk 22 August 2014

Thanks a lot of Jenny Berger Myhre for a great photos that she had make for us

Tomma Rum moves to Burträsk

Last week Tomma Rum Moved to Burträsk in the countryside. Here we have been seeing many Moose in the forest, and cooking around the fire. We are now preparing for an exhibition on the final weekend. here are some snaps of our activities!  

Moose-hunting, Fika and late night swimming

And so we arrived in Skelleftea (pronounced shel-ef-te) from the concrete-jungle that is London. Our expectations were those of tundra, ice and polar bears; in reality it was a warm wilderness retreat. Along with the traditional Swedish delicacies, such as fika, we experienced a side of the Arctic* that was not on the tourist brochures.

The Tomma Rum house was full of great characters from all over Europe; we had a good proportion of Swedes, along side the Dutch, Bulgarians, Spanish, Ukrainians and Brits. With a mood that was very conducive to creativity and discussion at every action-packed (vegetarian) dinner.

The nearby lake was a beautiful place to get away and have a midnight swim with some (apparently) dubious fish and 2.8% beers.

On the Friday of our stay we put together and presented an exhibition of recent works by the world famous Tomma Rum artists to the local town. As a team we all contributed towards a stop-motion piece, thanks to the highly intelligent and helpful Michael and Nia. This involved the sacrifice of many tourism brochures and local magazines, generously provided by the tourist office, for our collage. The stop-motion project was a huge success, and brought together many different methods of animation and story-telling, from the Swedish House Mafia, to computer scientists and moose. We took the opportunity to create a rather original mural during the exhibition where lots of local people got involved to create a quite unique piece of art.

On our penultimate evening we also presented our work in the nearby town of Bureå (pronounced boorayooh! to any non Scandinavians). We enjoyed local musicians, presented our stop-motion animation to an excited audience, and made a phenomenal bonfire together. 

Altogether we had an incredible experience in Skelleftea, where we had the chance to get creative meet so many great people and work together.

*much to our disappointment, and the fiction on wikipedia, Skelleftea is apparently not in the Arctic.

Thank you Tomma Rum, if only we could do this all year round, from Camille and Jane xx


Första hela veckan i augusti var så varm att vi badade minst 2ggr per dag. Framåt helgen började ateljén i Rivhuset att fyllas med konst och konstnärer. Och efter iordningställande av en utställning finns det inget bättre än pizzaglufsande på en balkong i söderläge 🙂


Utställning #2

Utställning #1 i Burträsk

Vårt första av två gästspel i gamla ICA i Burträsk avlöpte idag mellan 12 och 17. Intresset var stort när den nedlagda matbutiken i konstens namn slog upp dörrarna för första gången på många år. I den gynnsamma jorden i Burträsk gror inte bara utmärkt gräs åt Västerbottenostens kor utan även en spirande kreativitet som gjorde utställningen till en vältalig dialog mellan ortsbor och ditresta Tomma rummare. Konstnärliga uttryck av olika slag avlöste varandra längs väggar, golv, tak och gatan utanför och den innehöll något för alla: måleri, fotografi, teckning, musik, installation, text, predikan och en person som sköt en vagn framför sig som gjorde ljud. Lokalen lämpar sig för det mesta och många av besökarna hade dessutom med sig egna konstverk, vilket gör att det knappast känns taget ur luften att ha minst lika höga förväntningar på nästa lördags show!

The first of two exhibitions in an old supermarket in Burträsk was run today between 12 and 5. The interest was big as the house opened its gate for the first time in many years, this time in the name of art. Thanks to the creativity that grows in the village, the show turned out to be an interesting dialogue between local artists and Tomma rummers. There was something for everyone: paintings, photographs, drawings, music, installations, texts, preaching and a person pushing a wagon that made sounds. The place is suitable for a lot of expressions and many of the visitors also brought their own art, which causes one two believe that the show next Saturday will be just as nice, or even more!                                              (Kopiera länken och klistra in i din webbläsare för att lyssna)