CORNERS Haninge – Turning Stockholm inside out

During two weeks in May, 30 Corners artists are going to Haninge – a municipality situated near the capital of Sweden – Stockholm. They will present 10 artistic projects aiming to turn corners for people living there. Their action will demand both spectators and participants.

The result of all the projects will be presented during Haninge potluck dinner, on May 16 in Haninge cultural center; there will be exhibitions and performances, arts and culture, and of course – good food. Everyone are welcome, and your entry ticket is your own packed dessert or bread and cheese. Together we turn Stockholm inside out, and experience Haninge with both new and old eyes!

CORNERS Haninge Programme

In Between – Installation and walking tour. Artists and residents of Haninge will transforms a residential area and revive memories…

Windows – Installation and walking tour. The lights from the kitchen window offers an opportunity to two neighbourhoods in Haninge to express opinions on social and public issues, as well as learn from each others.

Oh My Home! – Installation. Artists are shaping different stories around the question “What is home?”

Papyrint – Workshop and performance. Artists and children are jointly creating a unique performance with dance, music and puppetry.

Birdhouse Gallery – Workshop and exhibition. Young people, together with artists, are creating personal artworks of self-manufactured mobile birdhouse galleries.

Sister of Another Mama – Workshops, exhibition and newspaper issue. Young people, journalists and artists are jointly creating an artistic commentary on local news.

Flashes – Projections. Short films, an insight into the edges of Europe where CORNERS have been.

Hide or Reveal – Exhibition. On travelling and experiences that travelling offer. Images through a bus window, from elsewhere …

Put yourself in my place – Exhibition. Two artists swapped their lives – one from Croatia, another from Sweden. This is their story…

Light – Exhibition. A film, photos and graphics about the importance of light in Ukraine and Sápmi.

More about Haninge

Haninge municipality is located near the coast about 20 km south of Stockholm city centre. The regional centre in the municipality is Handen that as a location functions as the commercial centre and service-centre. Sprawled Haninge contains settlements like Brandbergen, Jordbro, Västerhaninge, Vendelsö and Dalarö. Not to forget archepelagic Haninge with populated islands as Ornö, Muskö and Utö. Haninge is primarily known by its beautiful archepelago and its islands. Interesting enough, the slogan connected to the municipality is “Haninge – not just an archepelago”. There is a declared intention to be known as a municipality for more than just being an area for recreation and tourism, or more specifically, to be regarded as a pleasant attarctive area to settle down and live in.

As other suburbian areas around Stockholm Innercity Haninge municipality contains both a horisontal and vertical mosaic of habitats. Urban and rural, low-income areas and high-income areas, areas with different compositions of the population in relation to socio-economic factors and living conditions, not the least those connected to class and ethnicity. The municipality´s markedly differential character means that there isn´t any strong shared identity connected to the fact one being a Haninge-inhabitant.

The cultural institutional infrastructure encompasses different museums, libraries in different parts of the municipality and, important, Haninge Cultural house with its Arthall and library, located in Haninge centre. Culture for children and different youth policy initiatives are an explicit political priority.

The political and administrative cultural/mental milieu is open-minded with a benevolent culture policy ambition. This is clearly formulated in a new political and progressive cultural policy program from 2014 for the period 2015-2025, focusing on culture as an important societal developmental resource. The necessity of the presence of professional artists and a professional artlife is explicitly underlined, as well as a cultural life characterized by a high degree of participation. All this also as closely connected to civil society in its different forms, with its organisations, associations and affiliations.

Corners Haninge is an actionfield that surely can be characterized as an open space and place for precisely the type of initiatives, events and interventions that Corners is contributing. Art and culture is welcomed. Questions of strenghtening, and quests for, not the least (attractive) Image and (common) Identity, specifically through cultural and artbased measures, are on the political and developmental agenda. Corners and its diverse projects has here a political and developmentally as well as culturally fertile ground for applying, testing and deepening, its own measures, models and meanings, in acting in situ in the concrete and, remembering the kind of mission involved, to try to make a difference with lasting effects.

Co-Creations:

Birdhouse Gallery

Birdhouse Gallery is an art workshop for school kids ending with a public presentation / exhibition. It is aiming to encourage imagination, develop children’s creative ideas, improve their artistic skills and strengthen appreciation for the arts.

Hide or Reveal

The publication “Hide or Reveal” sums the experience of two-weeks-long travellings, meetings of new places and constant change of location. It is a result of an artistic research that took place in the framework of two CORNERS Xpeditions: Balkan and …

In Between

Observation in philosophical terms is the process of filtering sensory information through the thought process. Input is received via hearing, sight, smell, taste, or touch and then analyzed through either rational or irrational thought. What happens if the observed object knows that he/she is being observed and the observation also changes positions so that the observer is being observed by the object? As artists we can play with these roles and also with the purpose of our observations which in contrast to the science can have a more open and indistinct objective and perhaps use different methods.

Light

Land is necessary for all Peoples. So is Light. For some, the Land is the core of their existence and culture. So is light. Occupations of Land and forced moving are ongoing. For this project, the Peoples are essential. So is light.

Oh My Home – Lost & Found

Borders and belonging, identity and rejection, struggle and intimacy, roots and mobility, walls and bridges. Making home. Reclaiming home. Losing and finding home. Composed of familiar elements that remind of a diversity of these experiences, the piece invites the public …

Papyrint

Fifteen- twenty kids from local community and five artists from different disciplines create and present a live performance during a two-week joyful and creative work. Children’s stories from corners of Europe are the ground for a workshop with music, movement, …

Put yourself in my place

Depending on our social background, we attribute different values to artworks, but also to different behavior patterns and to biological traits such as race, or sex. The consequence of this is always, inequality. Milijana Babić and Ida Hansson are two artists who developed their own methodologies for understanding differences in how society approaches art, through a specific long term continuous performance of swapping lives. By entering the life of the other, they did not play some kind of imitation game, but brought their own personalities into a different context.

Sister of Another Mama

Sister of Another Mama is a collaborative group of artists including: Tonya McMullan – a visual artist from Northern Ireland, Joseba Irazoki a musician from the Basque Country, Mila Pavićević – a dramaturge from Croatia, SIMKA (Simon Häggblom + Karin Lind) who are visual artists from Sweden.

Windows

Windows is a piece of participatory outdoor theatre, where local residents and visitors answer a series of questions on topics ranging from local to existential issues.

Artists:

Event Schedule:

Light

Xposition
Opening and talk: 17-19h, Xposition is open until 09/05 @ Farsta Fanfaren (Farsta C), Haninge

Four artists from Ukraine and Sweden initially researched the light, as a physical phenomenon and then as social, ethnic and cultural one.
Art expedition started from the north of Sweden, and moved to the south of Ukraine. As a result of these trips, the artists spent time with the Sami people in the north and the locals in the south of Ukraine, peoples who play a minor role from geopolitical perspective but are an integral part of their Homeland.

Hide or Reveal

Action in public space, artist book
4 - 17/5, all around Haninge @ All around Haninge

What is offered to us as travelers or observers when we pass by unknown places? What meaning can we assign to constantly changing, shortly appearing images in front of the window we are sitting by? How do we relate to our co-travelers, and do we see things with their eyes too?

The publication “Hide or Reveal” sums the experience of two-weeks-long travellings, meetings of new places and constant change of location. It is a result of an artistic research that took place in the framework of two CORNERS Xpeditions: Balkan and Caucasus, where its creators, Helena Wikström and Una Bauer met. Series of photos documents fellow-travellers, landscapes and moments spent in transition while the text illustrates subjective feeling of travelling.

Put Yourself In My Place

Xposition
Opening: 17-19, Xposition is opened until 09/05 @ Haninge kulturhus, Haninge

Depending on our social background, we attribute different values to artworks, but also to different behavior patterns and to biological traits such as race, or sex. The consequence of this is always, inequality. Milijana Babić and Ida Hansson are two artists who developed their own methodologies for understanding differences in how society approaches art, through a specific long term continuous performance of swapping lives. By entering the life of the other, they did not play some kind of imitation game, but brought their own personalities into a different context.

In Between

Installation
19-22h @ Bragevägen 5, Haninge

Private spaces on a street in Haninge called Bragevägen becomes public during two weeks in May. A small studio is the meeting place and everyone is welcome. Neighbours small – of all ages – talking together, maybe for the first time in their life. Sharing and laughing at each others stories and worn out photos from past holidays. What was earlier a neighbourhood of individual rental flats has now
transformed into a commune space, a commune living room.

In Between wishes to tell the story of a small but yet as interesting area in Haninge. With audiovisuals and other media and materials provided by the residents in the houses nearby, a scrapbook story of the area takes place during two weeks. Furthermore – next to the studio a construction similar to a watchtower will be formed, enabling anyone who wants to spy on his or her neighbours.

Flashes Mobile #1

Open air cinema
21:30-23:00h @ Parkvägen 26 (at the chimney), Haninge

During two weeks different parts of Haninge turns into open air and outdoors cinemas. Short films from different places all over Europe will be screened – everywhere, where you least expect it: at your local pizza joint and the hair salon down at the corner; on a façade and in underpass; at your local movie theatre.

Birdhouse Gallery

Worhshop / Xposition
16-18h @ Brandbergen C, Haninge

Birdhouse Gallery is an art workshop for school kids ending with a public presentation / exhibition. It is aiming to encourage imagination, develop children’s creative ideas, improve their artistic skills and strengthen appreciation for the arts.

Flashes festival Day 1

Filmfestival
18:00-20:00 @ Bio Cosmopolite (Brandbergen C), Haninge

During two weeks different parts of Haninge turns into open air and outdoors cinemas. Short films from different places all over Europe will be screened – everywhere, where you least expect it: at your local pizza joint and the hair salon down at the corner; on a façade and in underpass; at your local movie theatre.

Sister of Another Mama

Workshops, exhibition, newspaper
17-18h @ Haninge k. and Poseidons Square, Haninge

High-school teenagers together with the artists of “Sister of Another Mama” and a local paper journalist creates an artistic comment to the local newspaper “Mitt i Haninge”. During the workshops the group gets the chance to turn conventional newspaper formats inside out and experiment with the concept of ’news’. The workshops will take place in the Haninge cultural center during the two weeks.

Windows

Xposition
21:30-23h @ Poseidons Square, Haninge

Two late Friday nights the central square in Handen (Haninge) turns into a site of magical events. The square itself becomes a stage for various types of expressions combined: lights, drama, film, dance and music – the concept for the most un-typical blockparty you have ever experienced. “Windows” wants to encourage residential areas to take action. Artistic methods are used to talk to the residents – and the residents will respond! These two Friday nights won’t leave anyone indifferent.

Sister of Another Mama

Workshop
12-16h @ Haninge k. and Poseidons Square, Haninge

High-school teenagers together with the artists of “Sister of Another Mama” and a local paper journalist creates an artistic comment to the local newspaper “Mitt i Haninge”. During the workshops the group gets the chance to turn conventional newspaper formats inside out and experiment with the concept of ’news’. The workshops will take place in the Haninge cultural center during the two weeks.

Birdhouse Gallery

Workshop/Xposition
13-16h @ Poseidons Square, Haninge

Birdhouse Gallery is an art workshop for school kids ending with a public presentation / exhibition. It is aiming to encourage imagination, develop children’s creative ideas, improve their artistic skills and strengthen appreciation for the arts.

Put Yourself In My Place

Xposition
Opening and talk: 17-19h. Exhibition is opened until 16/05 @ Farsta Fanfaren (Farsta C), Haninge

Depending on our social background, we attribute different values to artworks, but also to different behavior patterns and to biological traits such as race, or sex. The consequence of this is always, inequality. Milijana Babić and Ida Hansson are two artists who developed their own methodologies for understanding differences in how society approaches art, through a specific long term continuous performance of swapping lives. By entering the life of the other, they did not play some kind of imitation game, but brought their own personalities into a different context.

In Between

Installation
19-22h @ Bragevägen 5, Haninge

Private spaces on a street in Haninge called Bragevägen becomes public during two weeks in May. A small studio is the meeting place and everyone is welcome. Neighbours small – of all ages – talking together, maybe for the first time in their life. Sharing and laughing at each others stories and worn out photos from past holidays. What was earlier a neighbourhood of individual rental flats has now
transformed into a commune space, a commune living room.

In Between wishes to tell the story of a small but yet as interesting area in Haninge. With audiovisuals and other media and materials provided by the residents in the houses nearby, a scrapbook story of the area takes place during two weeks. Furthermore – next to the studio a construction similar to a watchtower will be formed, enabling anyone who wants to spy on his or her neighbours.

Oh My Home!

Xposition
Open every day, all day until 16/05. Note: Listen to the siren sounded at 17h every day. @ Poseidons Square, Haninge

Oh My Home is a public space installation, series of workshops and performances that address the notion of “home” from a broad perspective: the domestic, the migrant and the contested.

Borders and belonging, identity and rejection, struggle and intimacy, roots and mobility.

Making home. Reclaiming home. Loosing and finding home.

Composed of familiar elements that remind of a diversity of these experiences, the piece invites the public to reclaim public space as a meeting point to approach “home” from a geographical, political and philosophical perspective.

Everyone has a right to a home, no time to waste. Let’s meet to discuss, mobilise and change things together.

This installation will be our home for the coming two weeks. We need you to make the installation come to life. Come to meet us. Get also in touch if you or your organisatiom would like to take part in our activities.

Light

Xposition
Opening and talk: 17-19h, Exhibition opened until 30/05 @ Haninge kulturhus, Haninge

Four artists from Ukraine and Sweden initially researched the light, as a physical phenomenon and then as social, ethnic and cultural one.
Art expedition started from the north of Sweden, and moved to the south of Ukraine. As a result of these trips, the artists spent time with the Sami people in the north and the locals in the south of Ukraine, peoples who play a minor role from geopolitical perspective but are an integral part of their Homeland.

Flashes Mobile #2

Open air cinema
21:30-23h @ Vikingavägen 9, Haninge

During two weeks different parts of Haninge turns into open air and outdoors cinemas. Short films from different places all over Europe will be screened – everywhere, where you least expect it: at your local pizza joint and the hair salon down at the corner; on a façade and in underpass; at your local movie theatre.

Birdhouse Gallery

Workshop/Xposition
16-18h @ Brandbergen C, Haninge

Birdhouse Gallery is an art workshop for school kids ending with a public presentation / exhibition. It is aiming to encourage imagination, develop children’s creative ideas, improve their artistic skills and strengthen appreciation for the arts.

Flashes festival Day 2

Film festival
18-20h @ Bio Cosmopolite (Brandbergen C), Haninge

During two weeks different parts of Haninge turns into open air and outdoors cinemas. Short films from different places all over Europe will be screened – everywhere, where you least expect it: at your local pizza joint and the hair salon down at the corner; on a façade and in underpass; at your local movie theatre.

Birdhouse Gallery

Final Xposition
17-19h @ Farsta C, Haninge

Birdhouse Gallery is an art workshop for school kids ending with a public presentation / exhibition. It is aiming to encourage imagination, develop children’s creative ideas, improve their artistic skills and strengthen appreciation for the arts.

In Between

Xposition
19-22h @ Bragevägen 5, Haninge

Private spaces on a street in Haninge called Bragevägen becomes public during two weeks in May. A small studio is the meeting place and everyone is welcome. Neighbours small – of all ages – talking together, maybe for the first time in their life. Sharing and laughing at each others stories and worn out photos from past holidays. What was earlier a neighbourhood of individual rental flats has now transformed into a commune space, a commune living room.

In Between wishes to tell the story of a small but yet as interesting area in Haninge. With audiovisuals and other media and materials provided by the residents in the houses nearby, a scrapbook story of the area takes place during two weeks. Furthermore – next to the studio a construction similar to a watchtower will be formed, enabling anyone who wants to spy on his or her neighbours.

Windows

Xposition
21:30-23h @ Poseidons Square, Haninge

Two late Friday nights the central square in Handen (Haninge) turns into a site of magical events. The square itself becomes a stage for various types of expressions combined: lights, drama, film, dance and music – the concept for the most un-typical blockparty you have ever experienced. “Windows” wants to encourage residential areas to take action. Artistic methods are used to talk to the residents – and the residents will respond! These two Friday nights won’t leave anyone indifferent.

Flashes Mobile #3

Open air cinema
21:30-23h @ Poseidons Square, Haninge

During two weeks different parts of Haninge turns into open air and outdoors cinemas. Short films from different places all over Europe will be screened – everywhere, where you least expect it: at your local pizza joint and the hair salon down at the corner; on a façade and in underpass; at your local movie theatre.

In Between

Final Xposition
13-15h @ Bragevägen 5, Haninge

Private spaces on a street in Haninge called Bragevägen becomes public during two weeks in May. A small studio is the meeting place and everyone is welcome. Neighbours small – of all ages – talking together, maybe for the first time in their life. Sharing and laughing at each others stories and worn out photos from past holidays. What was earlier a neighbourhood of individual rental flats has now transformed into a commune space, a commune living room.

In Between wishes to tell the story of a small but yet as interesting area in Haninge. With audiovisuals and other media and materials provided by the residents in the houses nearby, a scrapbook story of the area takes place during two weeks. Furthermore – next to the studio a construction similar to a watchtower will be formed, enabling anyone who wants to spy on his or her neighbours.

Papyrint

Workshop and erformance
During Haninge knytkalas! (see below) @ Haninge Kulturhus

Artists and children are jointly creating a unique performance with dance, music and puppetry. They will rehearse and prepare their performance during two weeks of the event.

Haninge knytkalas!

Picnic dinner indoors
15-20h @ Haninge kulturhus, Haninge

16th of May CORNERS Haninge will celebrate the past two weeks with a big party – Haninge knytkalas! All of the productions, projects and artworks will be presented, all together while we’re having joint picnic dinner indoors at Haninge cultural center. We’re hosting the dinner and all you have to do is to bring a dessert or a piece of bread! During Haninge knytkalas there will be performances and film screenings, art and culture, music and dance from different parts of Europe as well as from local artists. The party stretches from the afternoon until the evening and will end on the square under the open sky.