Milk & Honey
25 January – 19 February, 2017
Botkyrka Konsthall, Tumba
Art historian and curator Temi Odumosu presented a mixed-media installation that explored how local heritage archives can activate global crosscurrents, through themes of memory, identity and belonging.
The focus of the installation was a photograph representing the performance artist Josephine Baker (1906-1975) milking cows at the farm Hamra Gård (Botkyrka municipality), in 1957. It is an archival document that presents an alternative view of this well known Black personality, whilst raising questions about openness and inclusion in Sweden historically.
The installation comprised mixed media components: photography, video, and sound, in combination with physical artefacts. The sonic component was a recorded conversation between Temi Odumosu and specialist Dr Ylva Habel (media and communications studies).
Milk & Honey was a research-based intervention produced as part of Residence Botkyrka’s programme ”Developing Nordic Cities” supported by Nordic Culture Point. The installation featured in the exhibition Övergångar / Transitions New Biennial for Art & Architecture.
Pionjär som både roade och gjorde motstånd, by Katarina Andersson (in Swedish)
Quote translated from the Swedish article.