VĂ€nnersta

Tack för i Är!10 August, 2021

Thanks to all participants, locals and collaborators for making this summer's edition of Tomma Rum so memorable.

We will be back next year!

Have a nice autumn.

The final week, Week 308 August, 2021

Tomma Rum this year is now coming to an end and we are enjoying the final rainy hours of VĂ€nnersta.

Our Monday started off with a bitter sweet taste, because we were saying good-bye to most participants from Week 29. We were sitting outside of the JĂ€rnsta Cafe having our daily breakfast when the first participants of the next week arrived so we didn't have a lot of time to be sad, but we had a lovely time getting to know the new ones. Throughout the day more and more people arrived so that in the evening we were the promised eight.

On Tuesday we started the first day of our smithing workshop and had a good time casting brass with Ludde from the Jarnstaborg konstsmide.

On our second day we were able to cast some more things and then spent some time sanding and polishing our newly made things. In the end we all had a few lovely self made metall things which (i at least) will always cherish as the first ever metal things we made ourselves.

While we wer busy casting, the other three particpants of this week were busy learning how to screen print, being teached by Mikael Arvidsson. I too would have loved to learn how to screenprint but I think I preferred the metal casting and being in the smithies workshop.

Friday we were busy preparing everything for the exhibition and we spent a lot of time on the poster for our final show.

Sadly this week we couldn't use the Gallery that was used every week before, because there was another show in there, and we therefore had to look for another place to show our art. Luckily by now Tomma Rum has quite a lot of connections to the people in VĂ€nnersta, and Nils, who works in the Nordingra Konstby, was able to fix us up with a nice barn that we could use. So we spent an evening clearing it out and preparing it for our show on saturday.

Over the four hours the barn gallery was open, quite some people showed up looked around and were able to enjoy our art, and I hope you will too.

Benjamin Helgesson
Britta Grassman
Britta Grassman
Britta Grassman
Amanda Harsmar
Christine Kriegerowski - Magic Spray
David Hammarberg
David Hammarberg
David Hammarberg
Cecilia Gatenheim
Benjamin Helgesson
Mascha Kriegerowski - Das Ohr und Der Fuß
Noctum Rectum Karaoke corner

Samlade intryck frÄn VÀnnersta samt angrÀnsande byar6 August, 2021

Allt hinns inte med, som man tÀnkt sig.

HÀr kommer ett litet album med instrumentala lÄtar inspelade pÄ logen i VÀnnersta, fÀrdigstÀllda i efterhand. Det Àr mest gitarr, tillsammans med naturljud inspelade i omrÄdet.

NÄgra samlade intryck frÄn ett par fantastiska veckor vid höga kusten.

https://soundcloud.com/johanneshagman/sets/samlade-intryck-fran-vannersta-samt-angransande-byar

HĂ€lsningar, Johannes

VĂ€nnersta/ Exhibit week 2931 July, 2021

VÀnnersta Week 29 went by too fast, we had the lovliest weather, food and company, and finally made a show at VÀnnersta Konstby with Lis Wuisman JÞrgensen, Erik Sjödin, Julia Krantz, Andreas BrÀnnström, Emilie Birket-Smith, Christine Kriegerowski, Mascha Kriegerowski, Theodora Ekholm and Martin Wallén. Turned out to be the last show at the shoe factory itself.

Finally a monument: work by Andreas BrÀnnström, Utan titel, MÀssing, sandformsgjuten
work by Lis Wuisman Jþrgensen, 100 pieces of Potamogeton perfoliatus, Installation, (left) and Feltarbejde – FIeldwork biology (Cyanotypes) (middle) and Julia Krantz (right)

Erik Sjödin:
Honeybee Standard Brain, Installation
Lis Wuisman JÞrgensen, Julia Krantz, Thea Ekholm, Andreas BrÀnnström
Lis Wuisman Jþrgensen, Feltarbejde – FIeldwork biology (Cyanotypes)
Thea Ekholm, Untitled, Miniature Furniture, (front), Julia Krantz (back left) , Andreas BrÀnnström (right)
Christine Kriegerowski, Kimchi, colography print and kimchi in plastic jar

Julia Krantz: Earth, Installation

Andreas BrÀnnström, Jesu i Nyadals ÄterupstÄndelse, Print
Emilie Birket-Smith, Contemplation, Installation
Christine Kriegerowski, Bread Documentation, Cyanoprints – inspired by Lis Wuisman Jorgensen
Mascha Kriegerowski, Feet, Colographies (part)
Mascha Kriegerowski, Ear, Colography
Me in my new dress from the loppis
now towards the barn

Martin Wallén, Barn, Soundinstallation with headphones
Listening to Martin's sound piece
Listening to Andreas BrÀnnström's soundpiece: Pilgrimssang for Pilgrimsgang, Elektroakustisk Ljudinstallation
Parts of Thea Ekholm's sound performance "Maintenance"


 and in the evening we drove to Rotsidan and enjoyed the rocks, the water, squatted a friendly couple's fire and talked to them as if they had not been there for an evening without their children. Magic light on our way back, fog rising from the ponds and valleys.

one part of the group
the other part

Bak- och framtidsutsikter19 July, 2021

En insikt kring en utsikt som aldrig kan reproduceras nog. Den bedövande Windowsbakgrunden bakom nacken pÄ fredagens grillfester. SpegelvÀnds i tryck, ofta med elnÀten bortsuddade. Tillresta mostrar beklagar ensilagen, andra anser mÀnskliga ingrepp accentuera naturens trollmakt likt nakenhet förstÀrks av badtofflor. Termocellen för en envis kamp mot elementen, men fÄr slutligen se sig besegrad. Efter en psykedelisk simtur i rosaskimrande rök bÀddar jag förnöjt ner mig med detta trÀsnitt fastetsat pÄ hornhinnan.

Tack frÄn Kim för tvÄ vackra veckor <3

Greetings from Solveig14 July, 2021

I loved being a kid. Exploring and wondering over things the world exposed to me, without any worries or burden of obligations. Then suddenly you find yourself grown up and then society expects you to behave in a certain way. You have sweet and sour responsibilities, such as bills to pay, job to take care of and not least perhaps children of your own. There might not be so many opportunities to play. Well, being a middle aged employee with a very expensive hobby of being an artist too, Tomma rum is paradise. Let alone when taking place in beautiful Vånnersta located in a World heritage Unesco site Höga kusten.


This week our main project was to make masks, resulting in a parade down the main street of Vannersta, and even a film was made with mysterious masked characters!

This time I also got the opportunity to connect to the very deepest black corners of my soul, by participating in the black smith workshop! Swimming in the lake like a true nymph is something very precious to me. Not least I am so grateful to meet all these beautiful people of Tomma rum. Tack sÄ mycket!

Kram, Solveig

PremiÀrutstÀllning i VÀnnersta11 July, 2021

I gÄr öppnade Ärets första utstÀllning med Tomma rum. OvÀntat vÀlbesökt i regnet, och det kÀnns kul att ha samlat ihop gruppen till en gemensam kraftanstrÀngning. UtstÀllningen Àr fortsatt öppen idag!

HÀlsning frÄn vacker epok10 July, 2021

Jag satt i ett rum i en nedlagd trÀskofabrik, upptagen av att fÀsta ormbunkar pÄ en kartongmask. Trots att det var kvÀll behövdes ingen elektricitet, bara det naturliga ljuset frÄn en lÄng skymning som aldrig blev natt utan fÀrgade vÀrlden blÄ i nÄgon timme innan den direkt vÀnde till gryning. Oförmögna att hantera all skönhet hade vi som mÀnniskor ofta gör vÀnt oss till det ceremoniella. Alla gjorde varsin mask och senare samma skymning tÄgade vi genom byn under ordlös sÄng och pling pling. Det var en bra session. Utan att riktigt kunna svara pÄ hur upplevde vi att vi bemött bergen, Àngarna, husen och de dÀremellan snirklande vÀgarna pÄ ett korrekt sÀtt. En filminspelning Àgde rum, pÄ en rulle av det anrika formatet 16mm i ett exemplar av den anrika kameran Bolex Paillard. Möjligen skulle vi inte lyckas framkalla den - hur funkar det egentligen med reversal? Kunde vi fÄ bort eventuell remjet? Var tri-x och d76 som ler och lÄnghalm eller tvÀrtom? - men det spelade ingen roll. Det viktiga var inte att titta pÄ filmen utan filma. En del ögonblick för bildbaserade sociala medier uppenbarade sig, sÄnt fÄr man rÀkna med. Jag mÀrkte plötsligt att jag vandrat ett tag. Benen var trötta och den blÄ timmen hade intrÀtt. Var befann jag mig? Varför hade jag inte lÀngre pÄ mig mitt ormbunkshuvud utan en silverfÀrgad björns? Vem hade antagit min identitet under tiden jag var borta? Jag tog av masken och sÄg ut över havet lÄngt nedanför. Ett fotografi av Tove Jansson. Vi stod dÀr en bra stund och tittade. Lite film fanns fortfarande i Bolexen, men det fanns ocksÄ en tracking shot kvar att göra nÀr vi var tillbaka vid bilen. Ibland Àr landskapet den bÀsta filmen.

/Micke Cedlind

Monsters parade, blacksmith and lake swimmings8 July, 2021

28/05/2021 --- 05/06/2021

Why should we come back to normal life after a week like this ?

Great place to stay + great people + great food + sunbathing everyday and here you have your magical recipe to live the best summer experience.

Oh and I had no idea I would leave Vannersta wanting to learn swedish in a year and basically come back every summer I can

Thank you for these days in paradise :)

Adélie

When the moose turns blue – 28 June till 5th of July6 July, 2021

wow wow wow where do I begin. We would wake up every morning to Hannah singing her daily favourite Limp bizkit song and then breakfast a la grattis from a delicious lil cafe next door. We are talking breakfast buffet. All you can eat. And coffee from a waterfall. Then the day begins and wow nelly does it begin. I wont spoil the details of every day. It's best to experience it without the trailers. But i will say this. Ever heard of a place called halong bay? That place in Vietnam that is on everyones top 10 places to see in the world? Well you can forget Halong bay because this is better. Montains popping out of beautiful bodies of mercurial lakes like fresh zits waiting to pop. You've had a busy day and didn't make time to hike? no problemo! Go on a hike at midnight and you still see further than you can see even after laser eye surgery from Colombia. We had the best chefs in town with Michelin star meals. We are talking spinach curry, we are talking normal mans dinner, cakes the size of Tomma rum and cakes like a drooling tigers mouth, we are talking noodles like you never saw it and vegetables roasted in a way that you didn't believe they were vegetables anymore but more like you are eating the beautiful landscape that you are seeing - While eating it! Oh and a lil gazpacho recipe for you: 2kg tomatos, une gurkino, ett paprika a la verde, an ilya sized splash of white wine vinegar, a kim sized klunk of olive oil and then a little more because you underestimated the kim sized klunk, and of course salt and pepper and a little sprinkle of sugar if you're feeling the moose. Worth every second of the 4 bus changes. Just for gods sake don't forget your silicon ear plugs if Micke is staying at the same time as you.

Konsten i NordingrÄ: Christer Carlstedt27 June, 2021

Dagen innan Ă„rets Tomma rum officiellt inleds hölls avslutningen av en utstĂ€llning med den nyligen avlidne ÖrnsköldsvikskonstnĂ€ren Christer Carlstedt. Det var en fin kvĂ€ll dĂ€r konstnĂ€rer och vĂ€nner delade med sig av minnen och intryck av Carlstedt.

UtstÀllningen i sig visade prov pÄ ett finkÀnsligt konstnÀrskap dÀr naturen intar en central plats. Nedan följer nÄgra bildexempel.

PĂ„ gĂ„ng…26 June, 2021

Workshops i VĂ€nnersta7 June, 2021

I samarbete med NordingrÄ konstnÀrsverkstad kommer vi i Är att kunna erbjuda Tomma rums deltagare handledda introduktionskurser i deras fina ateljéer. En fantastisk möjlighet som vi ser mycket fram emot att fÄ ta del av!

Planen för kurserna ser i nulÀget ut som följer:

Vecka 26 - Boktryck/bokbinderi med Annikka Kronlid Arvidsson

Vecka 27 - Smide med Emil Lindqvist

Vecka 28 - Serigrafi med Mikael Arvidsson

Vecka 30 - Collografi/djuptryck med Angelica Frank

Vecka 31 - Gjutning med Andreas Lundin

Weeks or No week23 May, 2021



OBS! VÀnligen boka hela veckor. Flera veckor gÄr bra men enbart ankomst och avfÀrd mÄndag till mÄndagar. Detta pga försiktig covid-administration.

NOTICE : Do be so kind and book only whole weeks. Several weeks is fine, but arrival and departure solely;
Monday to Mondays.
This due to careful covid-administration.

http://tommarum.se/bokning/

28th of June - 8th of August.

And yes, kids are welcome, but do tell us when booking. Due to available beds n such. Unfortunately no pets are allowed this year. Good for those with allergies ;)

Back in Business Again 🤘22 May, 2021

AUDIO ON PLZ

Vi Àr tillbaka!
AnmÀlan Àr Äter öppen :)

28 juni - 8 aug

Efter mycket om och men blir sommaren i VĂ€nnersta mycket tilltalande.
VÀlkommen att fnula med ditten och datten inbjuden till ett konstnÀrskollektiv med expertis. I vackra miljöer med Àngar, sjöar, skogar och Höga Kustens hav.

http://tommarum.se/bokning/

Aaaww Unthawed18 May, 2021

Tomma Rum ÄteruppstÄr.

RESURRECTED

Eller snarare, tinas upp.
Efter dryga Äret som alla andra, i stillestÄnd, lyckas vi ÀndÄ hÄlla liv i Tomma Rums residensmöjligheter, till del tack vare KulturrÄdets toleranta direktiv men frÀmst genom den goda kontakten med vÄra tilltÀnkta vÀrdar förra sommaren 2020 som nu vÀrmer upp oss till detta Är; NordingrÄ KonstnÀrsverkstad, Myller Kulturförening och Kramfors kommun.

VÄNNERSTA - 28th June - 8th Aug.

Som med det mesta annat omkring oss Àr allting uppskjutet, försenat och sÄledes öppnar vi inte anmÀlan förrÀn strax (maj mÄnads mitt!). Projektperioden förblir dock densamma som tidigare, juni-aug. DjÀrvt mÄtro men antalet bÀddar blir fÀrre och uppenbarligen Àr de flestas planer rÀtt öppna sÄhÀr post-covid för att kunna spika en kreativ vistelse pÄ kort varsel.

MOIST

Nu stÄr vi snart blöta vid Höga Kusten.

After the previous summer's regrettable break and humanity's difficult tribulations, we were extremely happy with Tomma Rum's return summer of 2021. This time we were invited by NordingrĂ„ KonstnĂ€rsverkstad and Myller Kulturförening to VĂ€nnersta in Kramfors municipality, along the High Coast, between HĂ€rnösand and Örnsköldsvik. VĂ€nnersta, 5 km from NordingrĂ„, 30 km from Kramfors. The village's oldest settlement with 2000-year-old remains found. Employed with agriculture, livestock and fishing until now, when the cultural activities lead the village's activities. We got to take part in well-equipped homes and studios and, of course, fill unused spaces. Our colleagues on site with their broad expertise in printing offered us workshops in a variety of techniques, screen printing, bookbinding and more. With breakfast from the bakery, close to the lake, close to the sea and closest to the richly equipped facilities in the cozy village with beautiful expanses, the summer of 2021 with Tomma Rums became one of the uniquely cozy.