Sculptural Pavilion
Arbetsplats(frågan)/The Workplace (question)
pilot Tarlabaşı Community Workshop and Exhibition
(frågan)/(the question)
Draft for art in the public realm
Konstön / Art Island
Workshop as research
Record Construct
Bygg Rec

Local A. was started in 2009 and is run by the artists Felice Hapetzeder och Jenny Berntsson.





Record Construct (2010)


Record Construct was a collaboration between Local A. and Istanbul 2010 Cultural Capital of Europe. Two developing art works - Cupola Construction and Home and away - by respectively Jenny Berntsson and Felice Hapetzeder, together with youths living in Istanbul, constituted the base for the project. The youths were provided possibility to develop an understanding of contemporary art and given a set of tools for communication: They learned how to make a simple story board, script and dramatise moving images. They experienced the difference between being the one performing an interview and being the interviewee. They were free to shape their own story in moving images and encouraged to tell a story from their lives. In the finalized artwork by Hapetzeder the interviews were intertwined with the young people's own dramatized stories produced under tutelage of the workshop. This material was shown in interplay with the architectural sculpture Cupola Construction by Jenny Berntsson. Common to works by the artists is a commitment to issues relating to time and place. Hapetzeder's work is partly about how events, which you have not even experienced yourself, still affect you through parents or other influences during your growth. Berntsson's Cupola Construction is about memories: private memories, collective memories and symbolic memories. Where Jenny Berntsson's Cupola Construction worked physically with the participants to build something tangible, Felice Hapetzeder's work acts into the past and present on a mental level, engaging the participants to share their story. The maps, which are delineated by the works are complementary and cross-fertilize. The work was shown in two exhibitions in Kartal and Küçükçekmece.



Record Construct was supported by the Portable art section of Istanbul 2010 Cultural Capital of Europe, the Swedish Institute, Consulate General of Sweden Istanbul, Iaspis, STEP beyond mobility fund, European Cultural Foundation and Helge Ax:son Johnsons Stiftelse.