EP 104 : ARTSCAPE
"A playful, experimental way of playing around with myths or folktales"
Daniel Wakeham and Tor Hedendahl are the creative minds and driving forces behind Artscape Festival,. Swedens largest and most visible mural festival has been running for 5 years and is one of the rare festivals that travels from city to city every year rather than continuing operations in the same place every time which would certainly make things far easier. We discuss the highlights and pitfalls that come with putting on such a massive project and what the local communities, organizers and artists get out all the hard work that they put in. Daniel and Tor explain, among other things, where the money for such a massive project comes from as well as how they approach curating just 10 or 20 artists from a pool of thousands of talented and capable painters from around the world and how each project has it’s own personality which helps narrow down the field. Our interview took place in Gothenburg Sweden during Artscape SAGA, the most recent iteration of the festival, and we were very happy to be invited and bring VantagePoint to scandinavia for the first time.