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Utopian Bodies and Elderly Care

Pink, carnation pink on this occasion, appears to be a very popular colour choice for posters in Stockholm.  It certainly attracts my eye.

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Utopian Bodies, on at Liljevalchs currently, sets out to show how can fashion be harnessed to create a better future.  The mix of artistic creativity and innovative technology sounds fascinating.  This exhibition closes on 7 February, so hurry along if this appeals to you too.  Sadly my next visit is not due until 10 days after it closes.

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The other pink sign that caught my eye on last week’s trip, with a pleasant tree both on poster and next to it, suggested something environmentally happy to my non-Swedish speaking brain.  A bit of google searching and translating, revealed that this is a play based on a Swedish book from 1992, Caring for the Elderly in Upper Kage Valley by Nikanor Teratologen (published in English as Assisted Living).  This is on at Turteatern until 5 March, but having read the reviews I have no intention to attend!  The book met with much uproar when it was published: it is written as the autobiography of a young boy who tells in immense detail of the nightmare life he lived under the most dreadful treatment by his grandfather.

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A colourful note on carnation pink: It seems that the first recorded use of carnation as a colour name in English was in 1535.   It was taken on as a Crayola colour in 1903 and is still one of their offerings.




Copyright Debbie Smyth, 23 January 2016




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