Archive for September, 2006

Estonia & Scandinavian Star

Thursday, September 28th, 2006

Det är idag 12 år sedan Estonia sjönk och om knappt två veckor är det 16,5 år sedan Scandinavian Star brändes ur. Estonia seglade mellan Tallin och Stockholm. Av Estonias 989 passagerare räddades bara 137. Resten följde med båten i djupet. Scandinavian Star seglade mellan Oslo och Fredrikshamn. Scandinavian Star togs in i hamn i Sverige då branden avbröt seglatsen. Färjan togs in i hamn i Lysekil där röjningsarbetet vidtog med att bärga 158 ihjälbrända människor. Ögonvittnen berättade att stanken som fyllde stan var vedervärdig… Av de två har Estonia fått mest uppmärksamhet. När det gäller Scandinavian Star råder till exempel fortfarande osäkerhet om ägarförhållande (!). Trots att expertis påpekat att allt talar för att det var en anlagd mordbrand, av en eller flera personer som visste exakt hur de skulle bära sig åt för att ställa till största möjliga skada; med hjälp av sönderbrutna hydraulrör, startade pumpar (som bara kunde kommas åt av utbildad personal i låsta utrymmen) och uppställda branddörrar – trotsa detta vägrar man tillsätta nya utredningar. Samma konstiga mönster gäller Estonia. I båda fallen kan vi alltså bara konstatera att ingen tillfredställande undersökning ännu gjorts. Utan att överdriva kan man påstå att det i båda fallen kan bero på att inblandade regeringar har mörkat och bromsat, även tillsatta haveriutredningar. Det måste anses som exceptionellt att två någorlunda moderna båtar, i modern tid, och i farvatten utnaför Sverige kan förlisa och förolyckas utan att vi får reda på hur det gick till och varför det hände. Fortfarande gräver privatpersoner och media upp nya oemotsägliga fakta – och ändå händer ingenting. Någon eller några har bestämt sig för att lägga locket på, och där ligger det tycks det…

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Estonia (med uppfällt bogvisir)

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Scandinavian Star (brinnande)

Announcing the first NeuroArt DVD-release

Wednesday, September 20th, 2006

Two special releases was released at “the Culture Night” in Eslöv at 15/9.

One of the two was the first DVD-release of the joint mission “RELAX” – containing a special computer art slide show (80 pictures courtesy of Ministry of Art) accompanied by three previously unreleased short ambient works by Neurobash.

RELAX DVD-release

RELAX
Limited Edition DVD-release by Fredrik Axwik, music by Neurobash

01 – Sälen (2:40)
02 – Falkenberg (2:20)
03 – Void Be Filled (2:29)

HopArt in Eslöv (HoppKonst i Eslöv)

Tuesday, September 19th, 2006

As we have told about earlier, the HopArt season had it’s last jump for the season (hopefully) in Eslöv at the “Culture Night”. At the opening of the evening the Minister (of Art & Jump) had the honour of performing a Protest-jump against the order of things. The local paper was very attentive and got an action-shot of the Minister as he cut the surface. The jump was perhaps not the highest, or the deepest, but every jump counts – and the Minister did wear his newly purchased blue suit. The world is different again.

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[photo: Eje Berndtsson]

The Eiffel Tower in Eslöv

Monday, September 18th, 2006

“The Eiffel Tower in Eslöv” is erected and inaugurated. It was completed on Thursday evening (Sept 14) and on Friday (Sept 15) was the grand opening of the tower at 19.00. After only two days of construction the last nail in the outdoor sculpture was hammered into place by the artist himself. It took 8 hours and 56 assistants from “The Culture School” (and one NeuroArt member) to complete the task. All material was borrowed from MERAB (a local recycling company) to which we are extremely grateful for all help, including transportation. The tower is about 8 meters (approx. 24 feet) high which gives 1 meter building per hour. Not bad at all.
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It takes a man…

Saturday, September 16th, 2006

“It takes a man to suffer ignorance and smile.”

[Gordon Matthew Sumner]

Jump = YES Culture Night – 5 Up

Thursday, September 14th, 2006

The planned jump (HopArt) in Eslöv is a big Yes. The most important obstacle is solved. A new jump suit (Suit to jump in) was bought today and thereby there is no problem. The latest jump on the HopArt Tour (started 2003) will be performed at 18:00 September 15 in Eslöv (Skåne) Sweden. Don’t miss out, since this is probably the last jump for this season.

The Culture Night will also bring more of the Minister to Eslöv. As we already told about a new project will be launched about computer based art. The computer art project “RELAX” will be shown at the Library in Eslöv from about 18:00 – 23:00.

At 19:00 a new sculpture will be inaugurated. The sculpture “The Eiffel Tower in Eslöv” has been built during 2 days and with the help of 56 kids at “Culture School” in Eslöv. It’s 8 meters high (aprox. 24 feet). The sculpture is related to the art project ARCHIVE (Eslöv BY The Sea) where it was told that the Eiffel Tower originally was intended for Eslöv – but as everybody knows – ended up in Paris instead…

At 20:00 the art project ARCHIVE will have the opening of it’s third part – new music has been composed inspired by the texts from the first two parts of the art project.

At 21:00 the Minister will be present at the Library to talk about the new computer-art project RELAX.

At 22:00 the Minister will participate at a special, unusual and unique put-together performance by Neurobash. The show will take place at “Ungdomens Hus” in Eslöv. The audience will experience a seldom exposed and a different side of Neurobash and with a custom made Backdrop of computerbased art – made by Fredrik Axwik, courtesy of Ministry of Art & Jump.

Pressrelease Kulturnatten i Eslöv

Tuesday, September 12th, 2006

På Kulturnatten i Eslöv på fredag 15 september, deltar Fredrik Axwik jag med följande projekt:

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18.00 (preliminärt) Konsthopp på torget vid invigningen av Kulturnatten.

19.00 Avtäckning och invigning av utomhusskulptur “Eiffeltorn”, Kommunalrådet Cecilia Lind klipper band o inviger till pompa och ståt. Skulpturen är byggd av Konstnären och ungdomarna på Kulturskolan –  Kulturskolan/Lilla Teatern (bakom Medborgarhuset)

20.00 ARKIV – Eslöv By The Sea, Del 3. Uruppförande, framförande med specialkomponerad elektronisk musik av Neurobash, texter av Fredrik Axwik – Hotell Stensson.

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c:a 21.00 Besöker och pratar om projektet med Datorkonst som visas på biblioteket (se nederst).

22.00 Neurobash Clubspelning Specialframträdande med customiserad datorkonst för gruppen av Fredrik Axwik – Ungdomens Hus.

Under kvällen – c:a 18.00-23.00 Projicerad Datorkonst på storbildsduk med specialkomponerad musik. Biblioteket, Konferensrummet 2:a våningen.
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HopArt in Eslöv?

Friday, September 8th, 2006

Next week, come friday, the city of Eslöv will boil with Culture all night long. From 18.00 to midnight the town will fill to the brim with all kinds of culture – even art! The Minister had a official request from the towns Culturedepartment for a HopArt performance at the opening. We are looking into the possibility and will do all in our power to perform the Jump! This will involve getting a new jump-suit (in the picture below) since the old one shrunk 4 sizes after an unfortunal wash. The jump will take place at the town square right outside the big hotel Stensson. More info about this shortly.

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Bread & Circus – It’s election time in Sweden

Thursday, September 7th, 2006

There seem to be an actual decline in rational thinking. The west has become a place where entertainers and professional athletes are mistaken for people of importance. They are idolised and treated as leaders, their opinion are sought on everything and they take themselves just as seriously – after all, if an athlete is paid millions of dollars every year, he knows he is important… So his opinions on foreign affairs and domestic policies must be important, too, even if he proves himself to be both ignorant and subliterate every time he opens his mouth. And the professional politicians (opportunists) follow suite, from mistaking these athletes and entertainers apparent importance for a real one – being unable as they are to tell the difference. The politicians however is a more dangerous pack since they can dazzle the crowds (of voters) with “Bread & Circus”.

Culture night

Monday, September 4th, 2006

In Eslöv in mid-september when the summer nears it’s end the night lights up and get’s filled with culture (even art) and the Minister is engaged this year. At least four different projects will see the light of night.

Together with pupils at Culture School an outdoor sculpture will be built in the shape of The Eiffel Tower. This is due to the fact that the tower originally was intended for Eslöv. Not many people are aware of this!

The second project is the ARCHIVE (part III) in concert. The sound/art/poetry/philosophy/music-project presents the former two exhibitions in a new structured form.

Third project for the night will be a Computer-Art performance/show/exhibition specially made for the Eslöv Culture Night. This is a rare, since the Minister really don’t like to paint (and apart from the fact that he hates washing brushes, he is also color blind). But now he found a new way of producing artwork (“paintings”) without actually have to break out the oils, the canvas or the brushes. Couldn’t be better!

The fourth and last project for the night is a concert produced for the Culture Night, performed by the Ministry’s new cooperation partners, Neurobash.

More info about the different projects and Culture Night will follow.

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