Weaving session #3: Home.
Alice Máselníková and Olia Fedorova
Friday 9th October 15–16 SE time, 16–17 UE time
Home. Feeling of home and being at home. Being at home too much; not feeling at home enough. Work at home. Home work. Remote work. No work. Too much work.
In what ways has the nature of work, and artists’ work specifically, transformed in the recent months? How has the idea of home changed under quarantine or with recommended home office? For some it changed more and for some less dramatically, but most of us have been affected in one way or another.
During the Weaving session #3 the artists Alice Máselníková (CZ/SE) and Olia Fedorova (UA) will work together and at the same time discuss their experience of and thoughts on the concepts of home and work. You are invited to join this relaxed afternoon session over with a cup of coffee or early after-work beer, or just like that for a Friday art encounter.
Work has so many different connotations and natures that it can hardly fit one definition. The two artists work in very disparate manners, but the idea of home is rooted in their art practices and careers. Alice usually works at home both as an artist and as a freelancer. This time she might be walking in the woods, collecting herbs or myths for this project, or staying at home, creating a fictional ‘book of a wise woman’. Olia will be working in the fields, taking us with her on the path, listening to the sounds of wind and observing the wide horizons.
The event will be live-streamed via Zoom; the link will be published in the Facebook event.
You are invited to take part in the session by writing your replies to one or several of the outlined questions:
- What is ‘home’ for you? What feelings, perceptions and sensations do you connect home with?
- Has your feeling of home and/or transformed recently, and how?
- How do you relate home and work? Do you work at home? Do you like working at home? Are you good at working from home?
Alice Máselníková (born 1989 in Zlín, Czech republic) is a visual artist and curator based in Stockholm, Sweden. She holds a BA (Hons) in Fine Art and Philosophy from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Arts and Design, UK, and an MA in Curating Art from Stockholm University, Sweden. She studied Bellas Artes at Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain, and took an external theory course at the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm. She works predominantly in oil paint as well as in watercolour and ink. Her focus is on working with life models and the human body in various forms, and she sources inspiration from the bizarre and the poetic. She has exhibited around Europe and in Russia.
Máselníková is one of the three creative directors of Supermarket – Stockholm Independent Art Fair, project leader of Artist-Run Network Europe, the founder of Flat Octopus, coordinator of AIM Network and co-organiser of PALS. In parallel she works as editor and freelance cultural funding and project consultant.
Olia Fedorova (born 1994 in Kharkiv, Ukraine) is a multidisciplinary conceptual artist. She studied at Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Arts. Mostly works with photography, video, performance and text. Her practice is focused on the exploration and interaction with environments as semantic spaces and aimed to study the mechanisms and problematics of sense-formation, language and (mis)communication. Had solo exhibitions in Kharkiv, Kyiv, Dnipro, Odesa, Ivano-Frankivsk (Ukraine) and Torino (Italy). Participated in the residencies and group projects in Ukraine, United Kingdom, Poland, Austria, Germany, Japan, USA.