Den Röda Färgen a perspective on material culture

This is an exploration of a raw material and how it is transformed and translated into cultural values to show the creativity of productive processes that bring artefacts themselves into being. This includes generative currents of the materials of which objects are made and the sensory awareness of the practitioneer.

In an experimental, material-led approach possibilities were explored that lie within the raw material which usually becomes Falu Rödfärg and a part of the Swedish identity.
By getting to know the inherit qualities of the material we questioned how values are applied to things we process, create, manipulate or interact with on different levels and how this is connected to a certain knowledge and heritage in a cultural sphere.

The project was conducted in collaboration with Falu Rödfärg in a teamwork together with Johan Krantz and Simeon Goowin.

©Heinrich Ehnert, 2018