Radio Ottilia

Gagnef, Швеция

Radio Ottilia is a comminity radio project in Dalarna (Sweden)

What could researching Ottilia Adelborg's legacy mean? At first glance, from my perspective, I found her art practice a bit outdated and perhaps even conservative; Adelborg painted, illustrated and worked with lace-making. Studying her practice closer I discovered a pedagogical engagement in women's education and her contributions to children's literature. I asked myself, - how can I approach these activities? In Radio Ottilia I'm trying to interweave coexisting voices in Gagnef and Dalarna. By recording them I mediate a polyphony of my view of this place. It is a participatory sound project, where several radio issues include interviews with local people, old symphonies from Gagnef alternated with contemporary music from Dalarna as well readings and re-readings of Adelborg's texts. The project aims to bring together the past and present of the region. The different parts of the community in brought into one soundscape create a super local context, as well an historical audio portrait of the community. By combining several types
of narratives (first-person, third-person, fairy-tale and documentary) in English and Swedish, a sometimes contradictory image of this area appear.

Tatiana Danilevskaya
cargocollective.com/danilevskaya

Produced as a part of GAIR Gagnef Artist-in-Residence Programme. 2018

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Radio Ottilia is a comminity radio project in Dalarna (Sweden)

What could researching Ottilia Adelborg's legacy mean? At first glance, from my perspective, I found her art practice a bit outdated and perhaps even conservative; Adelborg painted, illustrated and worked with lace-making. Studying her practice closer I discovered a pedagogical engagement in women's education and her contributions to children's literature. I asked myself, - how can I approach these activities? In Radio Ottilia I'm trying to interweave coexisting voices in Gagnef and Dalarna. By recording them I mediate a polyphony of my view of this place. It is a participatory sound project, where several radio issues include interviews with local people, old symphonies from Gagnef alternated with contemporary music from Dalarna as well readings and re-readings of Adelborg's texts. The project aims to bring together the past and present of the region. The different parts of the community in brought into one soundscape create a super local context, as well an historical audio portrait of the community. By combining several types
of narratives (first-person, third-person, fairy-tale and documentary) in English and Swedish, a sometimes contradictory image of this area appear.

Tatiana Danilevskaya
cargocollective.com/danilevskaya

Produced as a part of GAIR Gagnef Artist-in-Residence Programme. 2018

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