Petra Thorgren




During my stay at s12 I will be working on my ongoing project Searching the archives for a place called Glasriket.

The starting point for the project is material such as advertising and articles from the archives of some of the former glass-factories in Sweden, located in the area called “Glasriket” (“the crystal kingdom”).

The project is a continuation of earlier projects on themes such as romaticizing and historiography. Questioning what makes a place and whether a place is a state of mind rather than a mark on a map, and how far that might extend.

I often mix materials or use found objects in my works, and more specifically will attempt to build a small scale kingdom in archive aesthetics.