Åsa Elzén





Memory of an Event II

site-specific intervention, exposed and scrubbed remains of the Water Factory (Vattenfabriken) floor, 9,5 x 15 m, 2016

Memory of an Event II, consists of an intervention on the remains of the foundation and floor of the so called Water Factory (Vattenfabriken) (1910–?) in the partly untended and overgrown Bie Bath park (Bie Brunnspark). The overgrown remains of the red- and white floor tiles have been exposed by removing moss and grass and eventually carefully scrubbed, as a gesture to honor the women who at the beginning of the 20th Century refused to accept their oppressed role and instead, with Honorine Hermelin’s words, dared to appear as "culprits" (missdådare), but never allowing themselves to be found in the pitiful situation of “caught offenders” (ertappade förbrytare). The  act of exposing the floor of the former factory is also a way of re-activating a space of contestation, from where the narratives of the two letters unfold.

Special thanks to Molly, Sara, Charlie, Ezra, Marie, Herman, Markus, Zappa and Blanka!


left: detail of Memory of an Event II


below: doing the work Memory of an Event II


below: Photograph from the site later in the summer. The floor was “cleaned” only once and will eventually be covered with leaves, moss and grass yet again.


below: The site of the Water Factory (Vattenfabriken) before and after the intervention Memory of an Event II

Forest Calling – A Never-ending Contaminated Collaboration

or Dancing is a Form of Forest Knowledge /

Skogen kallar – Ett oändligt kontaminerat samarbete eller

Dansandet är en form av skogskunskap

    – Extension #2 at The Experimental Field, Accelerator, SU

    – Extension #1 In Forest Intervals

Notes on a Fallow – The Fogelstad Group and Earth /

Träda – Fogelstadgruppen och jord

    – A Growing Fallow Archive / Ett växande träda-arkiv

    – Biography of a Fallow / En trädas biografi

    – Transcript of a Fallow / Avskrift av en Träda

    – Boy! / Pojken!

    – Fogelstad Fågelstad Fågelsta Fågelholk Fågelbo

    – The Other School / Den andra skolan

    – A Growing Archive on the Women’s Barn and Livestock

    School at Fogelstad / Ett växande arkiv över Kvinnliga

    Ladugårdsutbildningen vid Fogelstad

    – A Step to the Side / Ett steg åt sidan

    – A Growing Peace with the Earth Collection

    – Transcript of Transcripts: Elin – Bang /

    Avskrifter av avskrifter: Elin – Bang

    – Why do things when you could leave it? – An attempt,

    an in-between land / Varför gör man saker då man kunde

    låta bli? – Ett försök, ett gränsland

While I am trying to get to know Fredrika, I am always

thinking of you.

Memory of an Event

    – Memory of an Event I (Dear Honorine / Dearest Signe)

    – Memory of an Event II

History History

The Collaboration: MS and AL

Mary Wollstonecraft’s Scandinavian journey 1795 re-traced

    – The Glade I

    – The Glade II

    – Who Fooled Whom?

YES! Association/Föreningen JA!

    – A New Spelling of a Street – A tribute to Audre Lorde

    – All that you touch You Change. All that you Change

       Changes you.


    – (art)work(sport)work(sex)work

    – Zyklische Gesellschaftsreise


    – We Will Open a New Front/Lee H. Jones

    – (Dis)agreements?

    – When hell froze over

The guide and the seeing man

Project Description

I’ll be you if you’ll be me

A year of sisterhood

Getting Dressed

Bollywood Basketball