HOLA REJMYRE! HOLA OAXACA! HOLA STOCKHOLM! is a project organised by Raketa happening in Stockholm and Rejmyre (Sweden), and Oaxaca (Mexico). The Rejmyre part is supported by Arvsfonden.
The project will connect children and adults from two different yet similar places on earth: Reijmyre, Sweden and Zegache, Oaxaca, Mexico. Corresponding workshops will be held in both places and the crucial questions raised throughout the workshops are: How can we live together? What stories do we want to pass on?
Starting from common places; the street, woods, parking lots, football fields, churches – we will probe how to make our voice heard, how to take part of society and affect the future. There will be on-going discussion on our society: how it is perceived today and what we want to be in the future – in light of a place’s history and narratives.
Together with the workshop participants, we will launch a series of questions based from a local perspective – Zegache/ Reijmyre – which are also part of the global conversation on how we want our world should look like. we will present knitted graffiti and glass poetry as the means to combine contemporary and traditional expression. It is also an issue of interconnecting different demographics, graffiti being an expression of the young and urban, while knitting and crocheting is associated with an older rural generation.
The knowledge and skills required for craft production in Reijmyre and Zegache will be presented to the younger generation in an unexpected ways. Together with the people in Reijmyre and Zegache we will read the site – using words, sentences, questions and secret messages.
Collaborator: Kollektivet livet, La Piztola, Studio Xaquixe and Rejmyre Glas Factory
Hola Rejmyre! Hola Oaxaca! Hola Stockholm! is a part of the overall project Euroaxacan Inititative of Transformative Cultures (EITC) which is an European-Mexican collaboration running between 2011 and 2013. The overall aim is to function as a catalyst of socio-economic transformations induced by transcultural production. The project is supported by the EU Cultural Programme 2007-2013, and the Swedish Arts Grants Committee (Konstnärsnämnden). More information, see Performing Pictures.