Att hämta vatten / to fetch water

A paper presented at the public session 'Engaging with Place: Ruin, Memory, Regeneration' for The Curatorial Thing: Audacious Landscapes, Copenhagen, Denmark, 7 October 2022. Organised by the SixtyEight Art Institute. The focus of my contribution to Audacious Landscapes[1] is a research project named The fountain: An art-technological-social drama. It…

Fountains, Failures, Futures: The afterlives of public art

We are delighted to announce a call for contributions to a symposium which will be held 28-30 September 2023, in Lund, Sweden. Research and discussion of public art frequently focuses on conditions of emergence and production for public works. This symposium starts at the other end—thinking about the afterlives…

The fountain Fontänen (Heartbreaker)

A melancholy dance with The LTH Fountain. Filmed in Summer 2021, edited for two online research presentations in January 2022.We made this video clip to show to audiences in two online events this week. On 27 January, Maddie and Mick presented The Fountain project for the annual Research Day…

Early June: A visit to LTH-fontänen

[Swedish text follows English] I was in Lund for four days at the beginning of June. I stayed near the LTH campus, in a room at the University Guest House in the student accommodation complex known as "Sparta". It was designed by architect Bengt Edman and completed in 1970, right…

Late October: A visit to LTH-fontänen

On Thursday Mick, Lars-Henrik (L-H) and I met for lunch at the restaurant at Skissernas Museum. We'd had a couple of conversations on Zoom but not met in person. Our plan was to try and review the draft timetable we had prepared as part of our application to Formas, but…