BILAGA – limited editions

Editions:

MEMORIES FROM A STRANGER by Helga Härenstam
#4 2016
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The project Memories from a stranger started during an exhibition where Helga asked the viewers if they could donate a memory to a future art project. The result became a collection of about 400 personal and unique memories. It is a collection containing more or less remarkable stories and reflections from strangers. Memories about death, love, Justin Bieber, revolt, dreams, betrayal or a guinea pig… Every BILAGA subscriber now has a unique handwritten memory form a complete stranger wrapped in a bronze envelope.

More information on Helgas work http://www.helgaharenstam.se/

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ANIMATION, INVERTED NIGHT by Jesper Norda
#3 2016

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“This animation is part of an ongoing project that I call The fade out structures. All the ideas in the project exist in my computer in a folder under the same name. Some of the ideas stay there, but some eventually turns into finished pieces, hence the number 16 on this piece. Next to my computer I have two printers: one for everyday cheap prints and one for good quality and exclusive prints. I have used these two printers to make my animation. With time, air and light, the two prints will respond differently and the process of fade out will change the prints, a movement will occur, an animation take place and become a document of the time that have passed.

The image that I have used is found on NASAs public image bank of stars – in themselves documents of time.”

More information on Jespers work http://www.jespernorda.com/art/

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LABOUR OF TEXTILE & ANIMATION
by Jittra Cotshadet, Nedine Kachornnamsong & Lina Persson
#2 2016

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Every subscriber got a different piece of Try Arm Underwear empowered by cellanimation’s expression of powers in objects.

Try Arm underwear is a fairtrade company based in Thailand. It originated from workers protests for decent working conditions against the underwear manufacture Triumph. Jittra Cotshadet was one of the activists in the protests and due to criticizing the government she is now considered a dissident in the military run Thailand.

More information on Try Arm Underwear
http://www.tryarm.org/
tryarm-eng.blogspot.com/
https://www.facebook.com/tryarm/

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A COLLECTION OF SHORT TEXT by Klubb Fenix
#1 2016

Participating writers and poets: Kristín Bjarnadóttir, Ivica Celikovic, Sveza Daceva, Soleyman Ghasemiani, Vera Stremkovskaya, Axîn Welat, Jana Witthed.

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Below, the enclosing text by Soleyman Ghasemiani – freely translated by Bilaga.

More information about Klubb Fenix http://www.forfattarcentrum.se/verksamhet-2/integration/lost-in-migration/

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untitle by Eva Björkstrand
#4 2015

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needle
thread
string
balsa wood strip
silkprint
top of fabric edge
sew a hem
balsa wood strip into hem
tie string
in balsa wood strip ends
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artwork
eva björkstrand

caution!

More information on Evas work  http://www.evabjorkstrand.com/info.html

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TAPPAD PLATS – RUDERATMARKENS FUNNA FLORA by Stina Pettersson
#3 2015
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Lost place – a wastelands found botany

The work has its starting point in a lost place, a so-called wasteland, which has now with Stinas work become a found place. This place is examined by the help of words, through the Swedish language and by using a search engine. The result is a flower poster with poetic texts about the understated and desolated places, those so very exciting places.

For more information on Stinas work: http://stinapettersson.se/index.html

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LIQUID SOUNDING / AURELIA 1+hz / RESISTANCE SENSITIVE SYNTH by Robertina Šebjanič
#2 2015

A simple circuit, hand-made pcb in a limited edition of 50 however each piece is unique.
The work consists of an oscillator and a resistive sensor. The output is a blinking led light and a small piezo speaker that produces sound when the circuit is complete.

List of components:
1x PSB (jellyfish circuit)
1x 4093 chip (black cube with 14 legs)
1x piezo speaker
1x 100k capacitor (yellow cube)
1x LED
1x 9v battery socket

Extra items you will need to make it work:
You will need soldering iron, soldering station, some tools and 9V battery.

How to make it:
Please have a look at the schematic.

Shematic bilaga aurelia 1+hz NEW

Some hints to help you:

Solder the chip first and be careful that is turned into the right position, do orient by the a small (half)spherical point on a chip, that has to be oriented to the jellyfish hat. LED component is polarised, that means you need to solder them in a specific orientation – follow the pluses (+) and minuses (-) on the schematic. Be aware where to put the battery socket and piezo speaker (the red wire is + and the black – (ground). When you finish with the soldering, plug the battery and touch the jellyfish by the tentacles and enjoy making sound with it.

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*The pcb for the device was developed by Marc Dusseiller and colleagues ala Hackteria style: http://wiki.sgmk-ssam.ch/index.php?title=Vive_la_Resistance_aka_NanoSmano_Sajica

Watch the work when finalized: https://vimeo.com/135559795

For more information on Robertinas work: http://robertina.net/

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PRELUDE TO THE LOST MACHINE PROJECT by Anastasia Vepreva
#1 2015

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Translation:

When I just arrived to Sweden from Russia, the local military was looking for Russian submarines and spies. It looked like a paranoiac pandemic in media. I felt myself a bit un-comfortable when somebody asked me where I was from. I could probably be a spy in their eyes.

At the first week I went to a forest and got lost there. I was alone in the darkness. I didn’t know where I found myself, I was really scared. It seemed like something big and dark moved directly to me. I ran as fast as I could and fell down after that. It luckily was my home.

When I told this story to my friends it sounded much funny. Probably I was in few meters from home all the time and there was nobody around me. But my imagination completed the whole scene by itself.

Well,

How frequently are you afraid of something unknown, spies, submarines and so on? Every time when you can’t understand what’s going on.

More information about Anastasias work: http://cargocollective.com/nordwildschwein
http://nordwildschwein.tumblr.com/

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FROM ONE YEAR TO ANOTHER by Mari Lagerquist
#4 2014
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The life-span of a slide depends on the strength of the light it is exposed to.

The issue comes with a gift envelope containing seeds from a flower.

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WE LIVE IN A TIME OF MONSTERS by Raquel Meyers
#3 2014

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We misunderstand monsters who just their job, stimulate our imagination. Like letters on a page, monsters always signify something other than itself. We want to domesticate them to control the fear that saturates our day-to-day living.

But the monster always escape because it’s only the harbinger, a code that unsettles what has been constructed to be received as the world surround us. ‘We Live in a Time of Monsters’ is an imaginary journey with the shape of text-characters. The illustrations of the book are the result of a live type in animation made on Commodore 64 using just the character set (PETSCII).

More information about Raquels work http://www.raquelmeyers.com/

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THE LAST SUPPER by Olle Essvik  
#2 2014

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A graveyard, a cooking program. A desert. Oil fields. Mourning march.
A starry sky without an end. A lion tamer. Food that is transported in outer space.
New recipes are written and new cooking instructions are recorded over and over again.

Images fills the book and the animation is found on http://www.jimpalt.org/supper

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More information about Essviks work  http://www.jimpalt.org/

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ALIEN PETITION by Aeron Bergman & Alejandra Salinas
#1 2014

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A        Aeron Bergman

I         Inger Wold Lund

In a park Summertime. Berlin. Germany. 

A       Sometimes.

I         Yes.

A       Sometimes, I think that Alejandra was around in my childhood. It is like I can’t remember things clearly before she was around.

After living most of their 15 years of marriage in Europe, Aeron Bergman and Alejandra Salinas were offered teaching jobs in Bergman’s native country, the United States of America. Alejandra Salinas, a native of Spain, had to apply for a Green Card to be allowed to move to the US. Because they had only 6 months from the time they were offered the jobs to the time they were supposed to start working they petitioned to have the process expedited.

There is no numerical limit to how many immediate relatives (spouses, minor children, and parents) of U.S. citizens are permitted every year. Despite that, more then 500,000 applications got stuck in the bureaucracy last year alone.

Text by Inger Wold Lund

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More information on Bergman & Salinas work  www.alejandra-aeron.com  &  www.incainstitute.org

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BOTAR ALLT / CURES EVERYTHING by Lina Persson
#4 2013

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Skulptur i vax, upplaga 50.
Sculpture, wax, edition of 50

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DRAWINGS IN MIST / TECKNINGAR I IMMA by Stina Östberg
#3 2013

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Vanishing point is a point where lines meet in a life
following the rules of perspective.
                To focus one’s eyes.
Shifting focus. Seeing as veil, an edge between inner and
outer worlds and states of minds. A vanishing point where
lines meet. To give back a relation
horizontal
parallel
straight paths
in angles

More information about Stinas work www.stinaostberg.com

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SEASCAPE by Michael Wurstbauer
#2 2013

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Michael prepared a piece of photographic paper in the darkroom with a stamp printed on the reverse side, where there is no emulsion. Unprocessed black and white photographic paper undergoes colour changes from cream white to light blue, from blue to purple to brown when exposed to light over a longer time (depending on the type of paper a pink precedes the blue). With ‘Sea-scape’ Michael is asking you to make a photogram, which will make visible an image on the silver emulsion. A photogram is the earliest form of photographic prints whereby an object is placed on light sensitive paper; the areas exposed to light change the structure of the silver grain and would typically be processed in chemistry to show up as black areas.

More information about Michaels work: www.wurstbauer.com

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ILLUME by Mari Lagerquist
#1 2013
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Fore some strange patriarchal reason there is still an unbalance between the genders and this lack of equality manifests itself over and over again. Therefore, as many times before, it’s time to “light up the lighthouse – it’s getting dark”. It is time for a feminist beam. During the autumn 2012, Mari spend time in Alexandria, a city that is using the image of a lighthouse as its symbol, the lighthouse is also a recurring element in Maris work. In Alexandria the symbol is connected with the history of one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, but also a marker of the city’s position on the map as an important harbor at the edge of Egypt. The use of graffiti and stencils spread widely at the time of the revolution in 2011 and the activity often took a political objective. As elsewhere, using the public walls to get a message across to a wider audience is an easy and effective, though risky, strategy. Hence stencils are often preferred due to its rapid and versatile use.

The small size of ILLUME makes it effortlessly portable and can be used in any area or arena where light is needed.

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خليك فى حالك / GET A LIFE by Fadwa Attia
#4 2012
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Fadwa’s hand-made bags with an enchanting calligraphy that carries a rather frank message.
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FIFTY WAYS  by Nedine Kachornnamsong & Sara Hallström
#3 2012
A magnetic textwork in 50 pieces; This is the numbering of gestures, the repetition of movements, the adhesiveness of language and the idea of circulation.
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LIGHT FILTERING (AFTER MOHOLY-NAGY) by Christine Clemmesen #2 2012


A work that both is an abstract image and at the same time a representation of a concrete situation, photography as a mirror for our desire to find reality in an image – not a window to the world. Christine has a long fascination of the works by Maholo-Nagy, and most evident here, his work with color transparency.
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HAND(G)JORD  by Lina Persson BILAGA #1 2012

Demonstration of four different kinds of fault movements in earths core.

Translation:
Hand=Hand
Gjord=Made
Jord=Soil
Förkastningslinje=Fault Line
Positiv Förkastning=Normal Fault
Negativ Förkastning=Reverse Fault
Saxförkastning=Rotation Fault
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The forth issue including 90° by Nina Lassila and MODERN TEMPLES by Mari Lagerquist.

The works was made during their stay at Sfakiotes Residency on the island Lefkas during the month of October 2011 when Greece economy and political situation was at a critical point. (Press Enter or click on the title to run Ninas dvd)

For more information about Nina Lassilas work: www.ninalassila.com

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ÖGONSTEN;  third issue of 2011 by Lina Persson

A work that reflects upon object oriented ontology in a homage to Gothenburg puns.

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tre utav tolv betraktelser /  three of twelve reflections Second edition 2011 by Tina Carlsson.

In my dissertation, the sky is blue, I have entitled a section “twelve reflections?”. And, at the centre of this section, as with the entire dissertation as a whole, is the flow of the mundane everyday life. What appears in the texts of “twelve reflections” are the thoughts and reflections which are collected from events and conversations in my daily routine. To me, these mundane occurrences are at the very core of our existence. At times these are beautiful; at other, they are sad. However, and perhaps unfortunately, I often find them rather annoying. Most likely due to the fact that, while many slip by unnoticed and leave me indifferent, I find the uncanny and the annoying events the most effective and interesting to reflect on. On this CD you will find three of the twelve reflections in the sky is blue.

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First issue of 2011; PUZZEL by Sophy Naess.

New York based artist Sophy Naess has made a collaborative project including
MoMA/Franklin Furnace/Artist Book Collection and our subscribers!

Every subscriber receives a piece of a puzzle and an open invitation to visit the Franklin Furnace Artist Book Collection at MoMA to handle in their piece of the puzzle. In return our subscribers will be given a certificate, however more importantly, become an active part in this work. Included in the work is also a background story about Shophys first encounter with the collection and the history of the collection itself.

For more information;
www.sophynaess.com
www.MoMA/FF/artistbookcollection

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MOVEMENT/RÖRELSE;  the last issue of 2010 by Karin Faxén, Mari Lagerquist, Lina Persson.

This is a work about a person movements in the area of Rymdtorget (Space square) in Bergsjön, Gothenburg. The black shape represents that area. The text was written by Karin Faxén in response to the exhibition Line of Action by Lina Persson and Mari Lagerquist. You can find links to the exhibition here and here, you can also read the full text here. By this work we also invite you to make your reading physical. By cutting at the perforations you can make the text loop in your  room at your own wishes.

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PLACE/ PLATS is the third edition produced by guest artist Lisa Torell. It investigates the place that happens in language, on paper and in mailboxes.

More information on Lisas work at www.lisatorell.com

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THE WEE BLESSER by Mari Lagerquist

In the wake of the holy period of Easter, the Chinese New Year and through the ashes of a volcano rises The Wee Blesser. In fold up format, it can be transported to another area/arena where help is needed. The Wee Blesser is the Patron of Art.

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The first edition is out! It’s;  THIS IS A CLASS DIVIDER by Lina Persson.

It includes  studies of industrial class dividers supported by an informative cut-out text and a plastic/aluminum sign to add to any structure you wish to point out is a class divider.

Here is a developed version sent in by Gunilla,  one of our analytic & lynxeyed subscribers:

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