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news bulletin/nieuwsbrief 2006-4
labyrinth


  • nieuwsbrief  2003
  • nieuwsbrief  2004
  • nieuwsbrief  2005
  • news bulletin 2006

  • news bulletin 2006

    this newsletter gives information about:
     

    -artist-in-residence
    -symposium HOMO ERECTUS
    -children's forest
    -labyrinth
    -art education
    -exhibitions
    -ceramic experiences
    -other activities
    -EU-project ART ENLARGES THE AREA
    -EU-project A.I.R.NET
    -FOAM sculpture park
    -art courses
    -summer courses
    -visitors and guests
    -artists
    -sponsors and funding
    -ArtRadius Encouragement Fund
    -AllaprimA Foundation
    -planning 2007-2008

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    image ulrika sparre sweden
    The old place Saksala is located on the Saksalanharju in Haukivuori.
    The spot is the result of the glacial period in which huge monoliths were transported over large distances.
    The Saksala rock is the biggest one in Europe.
    Very early there was already human settlement.
    The village of Haukivuori started on this place and moved later to the lake and further to the harbor and railway station.
    The road Mikkeli Pieksämäki is going over the hill and Haukivuori is halfway this two cities.
    An inn and later a gas station with kiosk are taking care of travelers.

    On top of the hill a farm area exists, because the fields are very fruitful, they are the best in the whole environment.
    After the WO II the municipality of Haukivuori has started an old peoples home on the place.
    In 1989 the leave the place and it was empty.
    The fields started to overgrown by trees and bushes it looks like a wilderness, nobody takes care of it.

    In front of the buildings they have planted trees in 1995 to start a forest of 2 hectares.
    From a remarkable area only little things left. In 2003 half of this ‘forest’ became a field again and now a lost, strange piece of forest exists.
    This part will be transformed in a labyrinth thought by artists.
    There are several opportunities to create the labyrinth; the existing trees are the material.
    It depends on the ideas of the artists how to use these trees and how the path is going through.
    commission
    The area is a forest with young trees like pine, birch and rowan, close together and neglected The place is an historical location and the labyrinth can connect the past with the future. Referring to old signs is an option, just like making a distance to the past and looking after a contrast. Thinking about this labyrinth people can walk, discover, art can be integrate, a new point of view is given to the area

    After the first  selection 3 artists were selected to participate in the second part of the commission. They are invited to stay in the art centre and make a plan for the LABYRINTH area.

    artists
    3 Artists have made plans and in spring 2007 one of these LABYRINTHS will be realized. The plans are all complete different and with interesting thoughts and ideas. A committee from different social and artistic sphere has decided which plan is the best solution for the area. The plan has to give the field a new artistic, natural and historic live, interesting for all kind of visitors.

    plan ulrika sparre sweden

    plan philippe cusse france

    plan irene anton germany
    planning:
    winter 2007
    two artists are making the final plan for the LABYRINTH the area will be prepared to start with the realization of the LABYRINTH
    spring 2007
    the artists will stay for several weeks to create their parts of the plan different artistic works will be made in parts of the LABYRINTH children will participate in creating objects for the LABYRINTH summer 2007
    official opening for the public from the LABYRINTH with concerts, recitals and performances The area is a forest with young trees like pine, birch and rowan, close together and neglected Thinking about a labyrinth people can walk, discover, art can be integrate, a new point of view is given to the area
    part of the project ART ENLARGES THE AREA is: art labyrinth - the aim is to create a permanent attraction - for all ages and all levels - with a high artistic value - creating an approachable attraction to invite people to visit the area - the labyrinth will give special experiences with space and art - with developing the labyrinth the attraction will keep its value for the future The place is an historical location and the labyrinth can connect the past with the future. Artist will make plans for building the labyrinth. Either they can embrace the past or they can seek contrast. The physical as well as the mental experience which the visitor has is what makes this forest into a place of contemplation – giving it new meaning. A group of international artists work together, to create and realize on the Saksala ridge a remarkable labyrinth what makes this forest into a place of contemplation – giving it new (artistic) meaning. In 2007 visitors can enter the labyrinth and during the years this area will grow into an exciting place for the whole region. The labyrinth is open the year round, can be used for art events and activities like exhibitions, performances, installations, etc. this labyrinth part of the project will: a. build up an attractive artistic labyrinth b. give new functions and a future the historic area c. invite new groups of travelers to this area d. make the area of Haukivuori attractive for visitors by offering a various number of art and entertainment activities

     


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