HIROKO

TSUCHIMOTO

minnepiknik

 

 

minnepiknik (memorial picnic)

 

[purposes]

to socialize

to mingle

to be nice

to celebrate

to appreciate the sunlight

to share memories

to participate

to belong

to feel involved

 

[locations]

public spaces

parks

lawns

river/lakesides

open spaces with nice views

places with shade

memorial sites

near castles

(an ideal distance to a bathroom)

(without bugs)

 

[seasons]

late spring-summer (in nordic countries)

 

[times]

daytime (possibly, evening in nordic summer)

 

[weather conditions]

comfortable

sunny-partly cloudy

calm-light winds

mild-warm temperature

cloudy, overcast, drizzle (possible for bergen people)

 

[romantic ideas]

sharing

collective

intimate occasion

peaceful social activity

escape from urban stress

no interruption

relaxation

nature-paradise

elaborate food

fancy people

 

[ambitions]

networking

job opportunities

new adventure

to turn a friend into your best friend

to meet destiny

better future

bliss

 

[reminders]

invitation

preparation

presentation

theme

dress code

political views

food politics

allergy

friendship compatibility

taboo topics

invisible force

silent agreement

unavoidable awkward silence

“no stress, just fun”

“you are not obliged to be nice all the time”

 

[activities]

food-potluck

drink

eating outdoors

small talk

gossip

storytelling

trivia

games

face painting

singing together

playing the ukulele

social dance

yoga poses challenge

group photos

social media updates

 

[guests]

family members

close friends

friend’s family

colleagues

foaf

frenemies

neighbors

locals

tourists who have connection with locals

facebook group members

facebook close friends

 

[performativities]

smiling

laughing

crying

arguing

kindness

politeness

mindfulness

hospitality

nodding

affirmation

empathy

exaggeration

caring

entertaining

organizing

controlling

representation

cultural appropriation

 

[things to bring]

baskets

blankets

extra clothing (especially in nordic countries)

homemade food

thermos (for coffee/hot water)

tea bags

wine/beer/champagne

water

bottle openers

guard knife

cutting board

plastic glasses

disposable cups

paper plates

biodegradable cutlery

paper napkins

trash bags

sunglasses

sunscreen

bug spray

hand sanitizer

balloon

garland

smartphone

 

[title]

minnepiknik (memorial picnic)

 

[invitation]

(norwegian)

Hei!

Velkommen til “Tur til Garnes, Steirapollen”

Onsdag 19. Juli 16:00

Jeg vil dermed invitere dere til Minnepiknik ved Steirapollen og gården Garnes. Vi møtes på parkeringsplassen og veien som leder inn langs Steirapollen ved E10 og går sammen frem til gapahuken som de fleste av dere kanskje har besøkt tidligere.

Jeg kommer til å bake rosinboller og ha med kaffe og te. Husk å ta med eget piknikteppe eller noe å sitte på.

Det blir tur uansett vær.

Jeg ser frem til å møte dere!

Vennlig Hilsen,

Hiroko

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Mitt navn er Hiroko Tsuchimoto. Jeg er en japansk kunstner som har bodd i Stockholm siden 2008, (så jeg forstår litt svensk). Jeg er for øyeblikket på besøk i Lofoten i forbindelse med et kunstprosjekt som heter «BETWEEN SKY & SEA», som er organisert av mine kolleger Rita Marhaug & Terese Longva fra Performance Art Bergen (PAB). Jeg har hørt om snøskredulykken som skjedde på gården Garnes i 1953, og ble oppmerksom på stedet. Jeg lurer på hvordan folk generelt sett minnes ulykken og gården som ble fraflyttet.

Dere trenger ikke å diskutere ulykken. Dere trenger ikke å ha noen forbindelse til ulykken. Dere trenger ikke å prate engelsk. Det viktigste er at vi bare går en tur og tilbringer tid sammen. Det er ingen spesielle oppgaver, bare en vanlig piknik.

 

(english)

Hello!

Welcome to “Picnic to Garnes, Sterapollen”

Wednesday, July 19th, 4:00 pm

I would like to invite you to the “Memorial Picnic” by the side of Steirapollen, Gården Garnes. We can meet at the entrance of Steirapollen beside E10 road and walk together to a little wooden hut which most of you may have visited before.

I am going to bake raisin buns and bring coffee and tea. Please bring your own picnic blanket.

No postponement for rain.

I am looking forward to seeing you!

Best regards,

Hiroko

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My name is Hiroko Tsuchimoto. I am a Japanese artist living in Stockholm since 2008. (So, I understand a bit of Swedish) I am currently visiting Lofoten for an art project “BETWEEN SKY & SEA” organized by my colleagues Rita Marhaug & Terese Longva from PAB. Upon hearing about a snow slide accident which happened at Gården Garnes in 1953 I became interested in the site. I started to wonder how people memorize accidents in general.

You don’t need to talk about the accident. You don’t need to be related to the accident. You don’t need to speak in English. The most important thing is that we just go there and share time together. There is no special task, like an ordinary picnic.

 

Performance at BETWEEN SKY & SEA international performance event at Lofoten, Norway: Organized by Terese Longva & Rita Marhaug (Performance Art Bergen)

(photo 1 by Bjarte Bjørkum, photo 2-11 by Kobie Nel)