Midvinterglöd – Midwinter Glow in Jättendal, Sweden.
Just back from a midwinter weekend in Jättendal at the event Midvinterglöd. I´m inspired and more in love with trends than ever before. The road trip team was my dear and talented friends; the international photographer Fredrik Broman, Humanspectra.com, his wife, journalist student and sign language interpreter Anna Lidé and anchorwoman, TV producer and media specialist Jenny Sjunnesson, Sjuson media AB.
It is a feeling – a touch of something we have lost. The folkloric traditions mixed into modern times, where we can focus on genuine meetings, true expressions and talent. Stories told from the past with magical performances beyond the ordinary during the darkest day of the year. I have one word to describe this event, Magic !
In fact, the art pieces became an integral part of the place of their conception. Natural phenomenon such as the winter storm felt like part of the magic experience. A sustainable artistic practice where the nature and objects are in focus, mixed with modern materials and folkloric traditions. This is the future of today !
As a result, as tradition changes constantly, a truly non tradition has become a new tradition. Sometimes we forget what is given by nature itself, true magic.
Icesculpture by artist Lena Kriström from Icehotel.
Folklore researcher Sandra Lantz told the story behind Lucia.
Tinker Tailor, Smyckes-Smedjan af Hrafn, Finspång, Petra Modée – Nässelhäxan, Jättendal and Kai Reichwaldt – Artist & Artificer, Umeå were just a few among all exhibitors at Midvinter glow.
Enjoy ! /annkathrin