|Re3 Apolda 2.4.-6.4.2014.|
was a blank scarf.
crinkled and mixed in a pot
the sun, white as the snow
different tones mixed,
travelled by land
travelled by air
shaped to a textile
it looked finished
still something missing.
have to wait and see.
|Re3 Forssa 28.8.-31.8.2014.|
On 28.-31. August 2014 Re3 -project members gathered to Forssa to meet and get to know the local heritage, textile and take part on local Art Häme event. Our guests arrived on Thursday 28. August and on the first day in the program was visit to Art Häme opening in the Community Hall, taking part on Moron-tossu and textile flower workshops and in the evening welcoming party. Before the party we went to the A. W. Wahren statue and strewed the statue with flowers made on daytime in the flower workshop, to honor his legacy.
In the welcoming party our quests got a glimpse of the local history through participatory drama in the museum´s exhibition. First they had to find a traveler´s bag, look inside it and think, what kind of person could have owned the bag. Strange enough, while they were thinking about it, a strainger joined the group and he started to wonder why we were all around his bag. We were busted, but luckily he did not mind it and instead of wondering, we got a chance to ask directly from him. Where he comes from? Why he was here?
We found out, that he came from Tammela and was looking for a work in the factory. He was not a man but a boy, an orphan, 14 years old. The drama ended on a game, where it was established that non of us could get work from the factory and we continued the evening on discussion and local food.
On the second day, we guided our guests to the history of the Weaving Mill area and also we went for a visit to Tasapaino, Finlayson outlet and Outi Silfvenius atelier. We wer not only walking and looking around, no, in Tasapaino we had a opportunity to press our own linen.
Later on the day our Polish and German Re3 -members presentated the project and themselves to locals in Forssa museum, took part on the Silent film festival and for the evening headed to a internation dinner with music and good food.
On the third day, our guests had possibility to take part on the Art Häme and Silent film festival events as they wished and in the afternoon we made a trip to the Korteniemi Heritage farm to think the project future around a camp fire.
All the good comes alway to an end and also our Re3 meeting in Forssa. The final fourth day came and we headed to Turku to see the castle, ships and international market and form there to the Helsinki airport.
Overall we had wonderfull time and creative new ideas... eagerly waiting for the next meeting in Poland.
Text: Minna Lehtola