microResidency#47 Heidi Edström
“Chew on!”: microResidency by Heidi Edström at Candyland Gallery, Stockholm. Love Triangle microResidencies. 26th October 2013. 5pm (GMT+1).
This microResidency was developed at Candyland Gallery (Stockholm), it was one of four actions at the Love Triangle microResidencies Project, supported by the Spanish Embassy in Sweeden and AECID, inviting Swedish and Spanish artists who work in Stockholm and Berlin.
The action by Swedish artist Heidi Edström created an specially hypnotic and dreamy atmosphere. It transformed not just the specific space but also the adjacent street: as people passed by grabbed a weird and provoking image not easy to find in public space: a huge chewing mouth. Similar to a passage through Bacon’s paintings sound and senses were activated whilst visitants (also invited to chew) stood still and mute for an unattainable period of time. At the end, the exhausted gum was stick on the wall, remembering childhood rebel actions.
Images: Miguel Guzmán Pastor