Antigone's Diary becomes a mural when youth in the suburb of Husby tell about their lives
When young people in the Stockholm suburb of Husby are empowered to transform their area, a dirty yellow 60 meter wide façade gets a new look. By creating a mural on the façade the youth tell about important events in their lives and environment. One motif is taken from the premiere of the cellular phone performance Antigone's Diary, performed in Husby during the year of 2014 by Rats Theater at Stockholm University's Department of Computer and Systems Sciences.
Together, the youth in Husby created the greatest collective mural in Sweden, named "My Home, My Image". The motif the young people painted was taken from the cellular phone theater Antigone's Diary, and shows the Greek choir led by Antigone, that met the audience when they came up at the station Husby after the metro journey that is part of the show. The mural is facing the elementary school Husbygårdsskolan, not far from the metro station in Husby.
Mural for social change in suburbs
The organization behind the art project is “Förorten i centrum”, a nonprofit organization that put the suburb in the center, and is working with community-based projects were collective murals for social change are created based on the residents' own stories and pictures of their environment. The collective art process challenge the prevailing usage and updates the image of the “suburb” and “center” in the public discourse.
Antigone's Diary - A Model for Democratic Decision Making in Suburban Stockholm
The scientific work on the project Antigone's diary is presented in the research article "Antigone's Diary - A Model for Democratic Decision Making in Suburban Stockholm". Authors of this article is Professor Love Ekenberg and Rebecca Forsberg, Artistic Director, both at the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, and professor Willmar Sauter at the Department of Culture and Aesthetics.
December 2, 2015
Source: Angela Westin