utdrag från program:
Places, people, stories 2011
Places, people, stories an interdisciplinary & international conference. Linnaeus University, Kalmar 28-30 September 2011
This conference investigates the relations between people and places, focusing on the role of stories in constructing meaning and affecting human emotions. Both rural and urban landscapes contain numerous locations that become meaningful places through their association with stories. These stories may be told orally by narrators or by material design; they may be permanent or temporary. The stories may be linked, for example, to the vegetation, the geology, the wild life, the cultural heritage, the mundane built environment, or metaphysical creatures. Whether such stories are historically accurate, purposefully invented or created entirely in residents’ or visitors’ minds is however less important than their potential to touch human beings.
SÍLFIDE DEL DESIERTO, (2009).
Exhibition in the lounge of the conference area:
Photo, Cecilia Ahlqvist (Norrköping, Sweden)
Cecilia Ahlqvist is a master student in Art Production at Linköping University. Sílfide del Desierto is one result of a site-specific project in the Atamacan Desert, Chile. Cecilia Ahlqvist´s work is a play on folk tales in which she blends the Swedish mythical creature Älva, a transparent and beautifully feminine figure, with the Latin American creature Chupacabra, which feeds on blood from cattle. These creatures perform a dance in the scorching desert, the wind itself.
(Silfíde del desierto visades som en serie fotografier i loungen under konferensen Places, People, Stories 2011. Fotografiet ovan skänktes efter konferensen till Linnéuniversitetet och Eva Cronqvist som tack för inbjudan och en mycket inspirerande konferens.)