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

audio installation at two locations.


The barn at Bie; chair and table placed by a window facing Fogelstad, audio 17 min, reader Annika Ruth Persson, on the table are head phones, instructions to face Fogelstad while listening, and a folder with references to read after listening.

The dairy/Rosenhane at Fogelstad; chair and desk from The Women Citizen’s School at Fogelstad placed by a window facing Bie, audio 11 min, reader Annika Ruth Persson, on the desk are head phones, instructions to face Bie while listening, and a folder with references to read after listening. 2016


Visitors are invited to listen to the letters at two different locations: the first one is situated on the top floor of the barn in Bie by a window facing Foglestad, and the answer can be listened to in a room by a staircase in the dairy at Fogelstad Estate (approx. 10 km north of Bie), by a window facing Bie. The dairy, also called Rosenhane, was used during the existence of the school as a lecture hall, party space and as temporary living quarters for the school’s participants. Today a permanent exhibition about the school is located on the ground floor.

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above: photo from the Water Factory (Vattenfabriken) date unknown, research material related to Memory of an Event. Note the floor tiles and compare with Memory of an Event II 

left: installation view at Bie, Memory of an Event I (Dear Honorine / Dearest Signe)


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above: photo of the dairy/Rosenhane at Fogelstad, map showing the locations of Bie

and Fogelstad outside Katrineholm in Södermanland, Sweden.

right: the barn at Bie hosting the Bie biennal 

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above: photograph of the participants in the Fogelstad summer course 1925, research material related to Memory of an Event.

left: installation view at Fogelstad, Memory of an Event I (Dear Honorine / Dearest Signe)

Special thanks to Annika Ruth Persson, Marie Norin, Markus Wetzel and Olof Dreijer!


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