Transparency and Mediation
Transparency and mediation were the twinned themes of our 2011 international artist residency and workshop. The project, hosted for the first time by the newly formed structure of Rejmyre Art LAB, marked the fourth year of artists and designers re-activating spaces formerly used by the Rejmyre Glassworks, founded in 1810 and still in operation. An interdisciplinary group, composed of jewelry, glass, sculpture, photo and media artists, architects and artist curators, came together around a practice-based exploration of the twinned notions of transparency and mediation.
The project was held in an open studio setting in one of the former glass factory buildings: Engelska Magasinet. The assembled group produced new works, exploring the themes of transparency and mediation through the lens of the local environment, histories, materials and sites. The artists worked individually and in collaboration and their residency culminated in a public presentation and discussion of their work. Several of the participants also took part in an exhibition of contemporary nordic glass, organized in conjunction with the residency, at the Rejmyre Glass Museum and the accompanying Nordic Glass Seminar.
Transparency and Mediation was hosted by Engelska Magasinet and Finspångs kommun.