Mission: Scenographer Fritjof Granström commisioned us to built some extraordinary attributes seen in this commercial for Preem. Those GIANT credit-cards were rather fun to walk down the street with, and that roller conveyor with glowing card came out beautiful!
We did this story playing furniture for Medecins sans frontieres. It is now on display in Arlanda airport, Stockholm. If you are there you sit down at four stations and listen to five storys from volunteers working for MSF around the world.
Made out of printed plywood, acrylic glass, own sound solution.
A pattern of the picture for the wall of the house at Kronobergsgatan in Stockholm is the sweater which the aunt of my mother knitted for my father for Christmas 1978 according to his wish. This sweater began to be my favorite in my teens and I ruined it by everyday wearing. In 2006 I got an identical copy of it, then knitted by mother-in-law of my sister Ann. By creating the picture on the wall in Stockholm, I bring to the street a simplified natural motive of little dogs. I would like to tell the story itself to passers – by.
Antonín Jiráts during the artistic residence create a piece for the wall at Kronobergsgatan 33 in Stockholm. The residence is supported by Institute of Arts, Tjeckiska centret i Stockholm Kollektivet Livet in cooperation with The Embassy of Czech Republic the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic.
Big thank you to both Antonín and Marcela for making this happen!
Were up early in the morning to get the nice morning light for these pictures.
It has been really fun doing this mural. People have been som curious and interested in the motive and appreciate our thought behind it and the colors and symbolism.
Last summer as we were introduced to ASARO and in their arts it struck us how politically meaningful all their art is. And not only their’s, but very much of the art around here is. Loads of “iconification” of people/heroes and revolutionaries. We wanted to bring some of our Swedish culture into a mexican mural, yet we don’t have many revolutionaries to rely on. We actually did lots of research back home, asking friends, family, collegues and even Rättviseförmedlingen” for input! But it always came down to the same old dude Olof Palme which we thought wasn’t IT.
Instead we thought of a person who has had lots of influence on all Swedes… Pippi Longstocking She kind of teaches children to not be afraid, not to take shit from authorities, to be helpful and opened minded. She is independent and courageous, and if she wants to do something, she does it, even if others say it’s impossible!
We gave Pippi a Swedish looking Luchadore (fighter) mask and in the background there is a stenciled wallpaper.
Two thirds of Kollektivet Livet went to Oaxaca, Mexico and did art for 2 weeks. this is one peice that we did.
“Todos somos hojas del mismo arbol” or “We are all leafs on the same tree”
“Reflection-graff”. It was quiet a hustle to get it up, just finding the right spot, the right time, screws, wood etc etc…But once done, we are more than happy! This project will certainly be developed in the future.