Womens’ workshop at Kemiönsaari
In April eight women living in Kemiönsaari began the artworkshop led by Marjo Levlin, with the purpose of discovering ways of interpreting the meaning of places and personal stories that are attached to them.
The group met on four weekends to discuss their lives and what had brought them to Kemiönsaari, and how the island could be an even better place to live.
The artworks and films by Marjo Levlin, as well as the stories of how the works had been created, led to a discussion about how the group could communicate through art to the local decision-makers about the natural and cultural values of Kemiönsaari. This brought about the idea of a six card series. An animation was born out of the texts and drawings created during the workshop. The works created during the workshop were exhibited during Norpas festival‘s VaSaMu exhibition 21.-23.08.2015
“The guest book had 150 names. Many more visited our exhibition and asked questions, listened and thanked us. Many were moved. They thought that the exhibition was good. And it was – we ourselves also made an important journey into ourselves – touching, thought-provoking, a lot of fun. A sense of community, seamless collaboration and confidence emerged during the workshop, that is VaSaMu. Stay tuned for more.”