Tinna, from Iceland is part of the world of ‘yarnbombing’ or ‘yarnstorming’, which is street art mixed with knitting.
There is an International Yarnstorming Day in the first weekend of June, where groups around the world ‘bomb’ their towns and cities with yarn covering statues, trees, anything in the public space, to reclaim public space through knitting.
The genesis of these structures is Toshiko Horiuchi MacAdam’s explorations as a textile artist and researcher dating back to the 1970s.
The first public project, however, was for a national park in southern Japan in 1979. This was followed bya commissionfrom an art museum in Japanfor a sculpture children could not just look atbut touch, play with and experience through all the senses
Cirkus Cirkör started when Tilde Björfors and some artists went to Paris and fell in love with the possibilities that the contemporary circus offered. They decided to stop dreaming big and living small and instead give their all to make reality of their dreams.
Twenty years later more that 2 million people have seen a Circus Cirkör show on stage and in festivals around the world. 400,000 children and youth have trained, created and been taught with contemporary circus. Contemporary circus is now an established art form in Sweden. You will find the circus in all sorts of places – from pre-schools to Universities and in homes for the elderly.
OLEK’s art explores sexuality, feminist ideals and the evolution of communication through colors, conceptual exploration and meticulous detail. OLEK consistently pushes the boundaries between fashion, art, craft and public art, fluidly combining the sculptural and the fanciful. With the old fashion technique of crocheting, she has taken the ephemeral medium of yarn to express everyday occurrences, inspirations and hopes to create a metaphor for the complexity and interconnectedness of our body and psychological processes.