microResidency#44 Joakim Stampe
“Water and Poverty”: microResidency by Joakim Stampe en Candyland Gallery, Stockholm. Love Triangle microResidencies. 25th October 2013. 5pm (GMT+1).
This microResidency was part of the project Love Triangle microResidencies, developed in collaboration with the Spanish Embassy in Sweeden and curated by Miguel Guzmán Pastor with Mattias Larsson and Pacoco Gil.
Proposal sent by the artist:
Title: Water and Poverty
Description: I would like to do a durational performance on the street outside the gallery and paint with water on the stones of the pavement. Like this but more on the ground: https://vimeo.com/70936272 I also want to paint and write with soap on the shop windows of the gallery, making sure that I will clean everything away within the time limit.
Use of 20 crowns: Painting material
Relation with audience: Public.
Recording: Full recording and streaming required.
The artist Joakim Stampe (Göteborg) presents his action Water and Poverty as part of his work in progress shown in different international live art festivals and art spaces. Joakim creates a chain of actions within the pubic space generating diverse interactions with pedestrians and distorting their perception of urban elements. He uses a corniche to hang a whip tiding a pop gun that spreads battle sounds Joakim tries to dodge whilst making his actions. He paints soft and neutral faces with water on the façades surfaces: in this case a neighbour protesting (he thought Joakim was damaging the façade and through inviting the kids to paint he was provoking them to do graffiti in the streets). He builds a plastic thin screen using two traffic sign uprights using it afterwards as a hammock. On top of the spontaneous participation of children there was specially shocking situation when a dog started to drink the illuminated water he puts in an old metallic pot, in Joakim words: “it reminded the nordic legend of the water of light that gives an endless energy to whom drinks it”.
This chain of subtle and powerful actions by artist Joakim Stampe was made at Candyland Gallery space whilst the artist Diego Agulló (Madrid/Berlin) developed the microResidency#43 “How to act accordingly” indoors and outdoors. This simultaneity provoked different and unexpected switches activating and reformulating both actions whilst the 2 hours duration of the microResidencies. Audience had to decide where to stay in order to witness and wether participating or not between two diverse stages. This condition generated a diverse and dynamic situation in both performances.
Miguel Guzmán Pastor. Stockholm 2013.
Images: Miguel Guzmán Pastor