Dahlgren’s work mixes sculpture, collage, architecture and painting with large-scale participatory events. For Swansea, Dahlgren will lead one of his artistic demonstrations through the city centre to the Amphitheatre where a permanent sculptural work based on the demo placards will be situated. Based upon the abstract paintings of fellow Swedish artist Olle Baertling (1911-1981), the work is an optimistic and artistic demonstration, with the Amphitheatre becoming a place of peaceful contemplation.
Talking about the importance of the public’s participation, Dahlgren says it is ‘super important, I just felt it would be really interesting to make something in the city where I involve a lot of people. The best way of meeting people is to do something together.’
Dahlgren’s procession through Swansea is on the 7th September, with a series of placard making workshops happening throughout August.
Art Across The City takes place across Swansea from 6th Sept – 6th Oct featuring Jacob Dahlgren, Laura Sorvala, Juneau Projects and Matthew Houlding.
Jacob Dahlgren is represented by Workplace Gallery, Newcastle