The artwork “Kaninfågeln” (The Rabbitbird) originated as part of a film by Performing Pictures, which was transformed into a wall painting by Mexican street art collective LaPiztola, and the finally became a movie again – overlaying the wall painting at night. The boundary between our physical reality and the mediated images is erased. The work is undergoing a metamorphosis – from static to cinematographic works – when the materiality of the painted image interacts with the ethereal volatility of the projected images. The work has been created in a unique collaboration between the Mexican street art collective LaPiztola and Performing Pictures.
In November 2017, the artist collective Lapiztola from Mexico created a stencil painting on a wall at a parking lot in Hagalund – a hidden and forgotten fire pit for those who pass through the commuter train tracks right next door. But for the youngsters who look out every day from Gelbgjutarvägen 7, where Solna’s city initiatives on young culture – Black Sheep, UnCut and Råmaterial – are situated, the firewall overseeing the parking lot is a familiar sight. Performing Pictures created a 14-minute long audiovisual composition, giving the painting a new shape and new layers as the night falls. They also invited young filmmakers and artists from the local surroundings and students from The Royal Institute of Arts to create own compositions that during winter’s dark nights overlay the mural painting with new stories and artistic expressions. The work has been performed as part of the urban development project Smart Creative City, run by the Film Region Stockholm-Mälardalen, and is being implemented in cooperation with Solna Stad and Humlegården Fastigheter. Participating students: Sara Ekholm Eriksson, Patricia Aramburu, Linnea Lindberg, David Roos, Edit Sihlberg.