Sunday, May 06, 2007

Desconocida Unknown Ukjent selected for Luleaa Summer Biennial 2007, Luleaa, Sweden, "Passion of mankind"

Desconocida Unknown Ukjent has been selected to be part of Luleaa Summer Biennial 2007, titled "Passion of Mankind" Exhibition time is June 20th - August 19th 2007.

I will arrive in Luleaa, June 11th, to begin installing the follwing day. On the 12th, I will arrange in collaboration with Kilen Art group in Luleaa an embroidery workshop with the local community, discussing the situation in Juarez while embroidering the names of the victims of this tragedy. The local embroidered labels will be used in the installation in Luleaa. It is also planned a pannel discussion with the artists around the the theme of the Biennial; "Passion of mankind", hosted by a local cultural journalist. I hope the issues of Juarez also can be talked about here.

On the opening I will perform " Presence ", this time collaborating with a local performance artist and film director, Ulla Lyttkens.

If anyone wants to be part of the project and embroider with a group of people in your community, please let me know. We need more participants in order for the project to keep running. remember each embroidered label will in the end get back into local communities through being sewn into a line of clothes and sold with information and income for the women of Juarez.