Persbo Studio artist-in-residence program offers a unique setting for artists, where they are offered time and space to contemplate and discover new approaches to their work. The Mission is available for stays of up to 2 weeks. Consideration is given to select cultural producers with diverse practices, although those with a sculptural foundation to their practice are favored. The artist in residence facilities are every year getting improved. Persbo Studio can offer space and time for artists to work with thier projects but a stay with the program means sharing all the facilities that Persbo Studio can offer with other artists and the founder. If you are interested to work with a project here please send an letter to the email adress below. As of today the residence is self-funded but there are funding possibilities to apply for. Introductions from artists who wish to make Persbo Studio of their interest in this program are very welcome to make contact.
As a part of his film project Death of a Moth Fredrik Nyberg was offered a short term residence stay here to do night time film shooting.
Nyberg's art practise circulates around ideas on nature and human identity, mostly this is articulated with film and photography, but also other media.
He received his MFA at Umeå Art Academy, Sweden 2005-2010.
He has also been stying at HfBK Städelschule, Frankfurt 2008-2009.
He works and lives in Stockholm, Sweden.
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The Rational Dress Society
In spring 2015 Persbo Studio welcomed Rational Dress Society, a collaborative comprised of Maura Brewer and Abigail Glaum-Lathbury to further engage with their ongoing project JUMPSUIT.
JUMPSUIT is a universal, ungendered monogarment that proposes to replace all other clothes in perpetuity. JUMPSUIT is a wearable garment and an open‐source pattern, available to download free of charge. In proposing JUMPSUIT- We at the Rational Dress Society invite a collective reimagining of our relationship to dress. -We suggest that the rejection of choice, otherwise defined as the yoke of relentless consumption within the capitalist paradigm, might open us up to greater possibilities and better ways of living. -What if you never had to pick out an outfit again?
As part of their residency at Persbo Studio they were holding public lectures at the following institutions: Konstfack University Collage of Arts, Crafts and Design, The Stockholm Royal Institute of Art, Uppsala Art Museum and Gävle Collage of art.
They were speaking about the history of revolutionary dress, tracing the rise of modern counter‐fashion from the sans‐culottes of the French Revolution through avant‐garde movements of the 20th century.
A public workshop was offered at Persbo Studio's facilities where Rational Dress Society was teaching the participants the basics of garment construction. By the end of the workshop, each participant had produced their own JUMPSUIT in a fabric of their choice.
Maura Brewer received her MFA in Studio Art with an emphasis in Critical Theory from the University of California, Irvine in 2011, and a BFA in Visual Art from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2006. She is currently a Whitney Independent Study Program fellow. She teaches in the Department of Humanities and Media Studies at Pratt, and has recently exhibited work at Office Hours, Machine Project, and Foryourart in Los Angeles, as well as Silvershed, Flux Factory and Temporary Agency in New York City.
Abigail Glaum-Lathbury received her BFA in Fashion Design from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2006. She designs a women’s ready to wear collection under the name Elmidae, for which she produces a spring/summer and fall/winter collection annually. She teaches in the department of Fashion Body and Garment at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and has recently exhibited work at Designers & Agents in New York and Los Angeles, as well as Silvershed and Temporary Agency in New York City.
This residency has been made possible with generous support of Konstnärsnämnden / The Swedish Arts Grants Committee.