Om October 11th, Hanna Wildow met with her assigned collaborators within the project "Beyond the Blue Mountains" for the first time, forty 13 years old students in the school Storåskolan, in a small village on the Swedish country side. In smaller groups, attempts were made to decode positions such as pupils or teachers, teenagers or grown-ups, and instead shift into an artistic collective. Bouncing of words for "forest" (skogen), and "border" (gränsen), participants searched through the many languages that exist amongst their tongues, and layered them in sketches for further explorations.
Beyond the Blue Mountains is a project initiated by Konstfrämjandet Bergslagen, in collaboration with Region Örebro, and Lindesberg Municipality. The project is process-oriented and participatory based, and the works generated will be presented as an exhibition at Gallerirum in Stripa, Lindesberg, opening on May 17th.