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Forgotten Realms

March September 2024

Kungsbacka

The residency Forgotten Realms explores new representations of reality in the borderland between the mundane and the fantastical, myth and reality, past and present. The residency takes place at Tjolöholm Castle in Kungsbacka, at the Swedish west coast, with a relationship to Nordic and Celtic folklore, reflected in both the breathtaking natural surroundings and the impressive castle interiors.

Contemporary folklore

Ghosts, giants and trolls. Nymphs, lantern-carrying spirits, werewolves, and witches. The region of Halland, southwest on the Swedish westcoast has a history filled with old stories, myths, and legends about supernatural creatures and phenomena, and the county of Kungsbacka is no exception. These are narratives and testimonies that have been passed down for generations and become part of a cultural-historical heritage. In the old farming society, nature’s beings were a living element of everyday life and gave expression to our fears, cares, and moral dilemmas. The sea, lakes, and the deep forests were portals to that which could not be controlled – a border between the everyday life and the supernatural, where humans were only temporary visitors of whom respect and reverence were demanded. In the twilight hour, the unthinkable became possible. 

In the age of modern society, the time of myths appeared to have passed. Industrialization, capitalism, and scientific advancement gradually alienated people from their belief in ensouled nature and the deeper dimensions of being human. Yet, at the same time, the supernatural never ceased to fascinate and for many remains an integral part of life, identity and belonging.

In a time characterized by advanced weaponry, ‘fake news’, conspiracy theories, extreme weather, selfies, screens – speed and affect – ensouled nature, the spiritual and magical world seems to have taken on new meaning that tempts our fantasies and needs in the search for our inner selves. Global mobilization in the face of environmental and climatic threats, along with a growing longing for a life in harmony with nature, have meant that the forest and its inhabitants’ mystique, knowledge, and power have become a sought-after refuge – far from the din of city life. Mythological and magical beings’ re-emerging presence crosses the boundaries of reality’s possibilities and points toward new queer worlds in which gender roles, perceptions of good and evil, beautiful and ugly, and us and Others stand to be dissolved.

With the residency Forgotten Realms, Art Inside Out invites artists to explore the irrational, fantastic and magical in our lives through various forms of artistic investigations.

Residence artists

Kayo Mpoyi

Forgotten Realms – Kungsbacka

Jesper Thour

Forgotten Realms – Kungsbacka

Tilda Lovell & Karin Drake

Forgotten Realms – Kungsbacka

Ann Eringstam

Forgotten Realms – Kungsbacka

Konstverk

Stories We Told the Forest

Kayo Mpoyi

Konstverk

Between the Layers of Time

Ann Eringstam

Konstverk

Tilda Lovell and Karin Drake

Tilda Lovell & Karin Drake

Övriga medverkande

Klara Ström

Övriga medverkande

Sara Parkman

Calendar

16 Jun 25 Aug

13:00 – 16:00

Discovery quest

Family activity, creative workshop

Tjolöholm Castle, Kungsbacka

June 16

13:00 – 16:00

Opening: Forgotten Realms

Exhibition

Tjolöholm Castle, Kungsbacka

18 Jun 25 Aug

13:00 – 16:00

Make sculptures with clay

Family activity, creative workshop

Tjolöholm Castle, Kungsbacka

16 Jun 24 Aug

13:00 – 16:00

Storytelling with watercolour

Family activity, creative workshop

Tjolöholm Castle, Kungsbacka

August 25

17:00 – 19:00

SARA PARKMAN AT TJOLÖHOLM CASTLE CHURCH

Consert

Castle Church at Tjolöholm, Kungsbacka

Exhibition

16 June – 25 August, 2024

Forgotten Realms

Jesper Thour, Ann Eringstam, Kayo Mpoyi, Tilda Lovell och Karin Drake

Tjolöholm Castle

AIO Journal

Immerse yourself in the residence’s associated Journal.
Would you like to receive a physical copy? Send a request to: info@natverkstan.net

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