Art & Design – Vila vid denna källa
ART SUITE VILA VID DENNA KÄLLA
Welcome to Vila vid denna källa (Rest by this spring)
The theme of the suite is inspired by a song by Carl Michael Bellman, a Swedish 18th century songwriter and poet who in his lyrics combined elements of rococo classicism with ribald scenery and whimsical action. Many of his songs are devoted to an insatiable lust for women and wine, preferably in combination. In the room, a lush secret garden, you will find a magical wall fountain.
Representing the core of inspiration and creativity, the fountain is the source of all art, poetry and music that flows from it. Metaphorically and physically, ice is pristine water, contained for a while – millennia or minutes – in a state of matter that reminds us of the passage of time. Ice is delicate and ever changing, like life itself.
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Both of the artists in this duo are skilled sculptors working at Icehotel for many seasons.
TJÅSA GUSFORS has been working as an artist at Icehotel since year 2000. She is a multi-talented artist; she sings and creates sculptures from a variety of materials including wood, stone, and sand. It’s her voice you hear singing in the suite.
ULRIKA TALLVING is a sculptor, artist and stylist. Her work is often derived from animal shapes, and often tries to create an experience of familiarity within the viewer, while also encompassing something new and innovative.