Body-part Molding Gallery

Mikael Södergren

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  • Summary

    A workspace with tools, material and instructed workshops for body part molding.
    Mold a body part of your choice.
    Decorate your dried body part.
    Enjoy the art-exhibition of body parts in the gallery.
    Keep your self-made art or gift it to a friend.

    Full description of concept

    During instructed workshops, we will let Borderlings get in touch with their inner artist and let their creative juices flow.

    The focus is body part molding using a plaster casting technique. This way, people are able to mold any kind of body part of their liking, as the method we use for the plaster is very flexible. The imagination is the limit!

    As a first step in our set of workshops, we welcome people to come and mold a body part of their choice. After a drying process, we invite the artists back for a second sitting, where they get to decorate the molded parts with a vast selection of decoratives such as paint, pearls, feathers, et.c.

    With enough body parts, we will put together a grand art-exhibition in the gallery where we serve wine and hors d'oeuvres as artists and viewers mingle around.

    It is then up to the artist to keep the artpiece or perhaps gift it to a friend. Maybe put it up for auction?

    With this dream, we hope to bring playful creativity in a relaxed environment to The Borderland.

    About the group/Artist

    An artsy crew with professional backgrounds in several art-platforms (including body molding). Both experienced burners and newcomers are present in the team.

    Team and plan

    Members so far:
    Amy Lönn
    Erik Wintzell
    Lovisa Lönn
    Mikael Södergren
    Doron Benita

    We have a very good understanding of what to buy (and how much) as we have people in the group who have done this before (see our dream-picture).

    As far as our time-planning goes, we need to buy material in bulk which we will start doing as soon as we have a somewhat secured funding.

    On-spot we will need a day or two to set up our workspace. After that we aim to have one or two workshops each day until we run out of supplies.

    We will de-moop constantly and make sure to sort all the moop according to recylcing standards. At the end of the burn, we will dispose of all our moop in the corresponding recyling stations.

    Moop plan (matter out of place)

    With past experience and test methods, we have found out that translucent moop-bags and huge MOOP-signs (sorted according to moop-type) seem to work much better than non-translucent moop-bags and small signs. We will make sure that all the moop in our area gets inside a moop-bag before it even has the chance to hit the ground. As our workshops can get a bit messy, we will give our moop-system a lot of love. Simple and logistic system, pre-manufactured moop-bins, huge and easy-to-understand moop-signs.

    Budget overview

    Chairs: 1100 DKK
    Tables: 800 DKK
    Moop-system: 600 DKK
    Gallery-housing: 1800 DKK
    Electrics: 900 DKK
    Workshop material: 3800 DKK

    We will cut the amount of chairs, tables, workshop material and construction material for the housing if we only get the minimum budget level granted.

    How can other borderlings cocreate with you?

    We welcome anyone interested to join for workshops. As an instructor or as a workshop-attendee. If you are interested in creating this dream with us, we welcome you with our open hearts!

    What is this?

    Congratulations! You've stumbled upon something special. Borderland is a participatory festival that takes place in Boesdal, Denmark. It's a fully participatory event where everything is created by the participants themselves, with out any spectators.


    • Do you need electricity from the grid? Yes. We need electricity for lighting, kitchen supplies, audio equipment and possibly an electric air-compressor. We're looking at 1500-2000W in total.

    • Will there be light? Yes! We want our gallery to be seen and to be a treat to the eye! Colored lanterns and warm, inviting lighting.

    • Will anything burn? We won't burn anything locally, but we will have leftover build material to donate to the main burn.

    • What is your audio footprint? Mostly subtle music in the background during the days. Possibly louder music during the night if we feel like getting our groove on.

    • Forces of nature With past experience (and muuuuuch learning/trying/testing/evaluating), we will use the Israeli-method of securing poles and structures with double-overlapping wrapknots from two sturdy ropes on every single key-point. This year, we will upgrade our attachment points in the ground to rebar rods.

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