Over the past year, artist Roxy Farhat has collaborated with HUR to create a film about the association’s work. The film was premiered at Southbank Centre in London in the summer of 2017 and will be screened in various locations in Malmö in the fall 2017.
Which is the most important issue?
Roxy Farhat, artist:
“The story can be written by a 22-year-old resident in Holma, who can tell us about his or her life.
Personal stories are the basis of my work. The film about HUR presents a different form of historical writing, written by ordinary people. It’s important that the residents tell their own story of what it’s like to live there. Instead of it being written by someone who holds a high position in society.
Shoot-outs have become part of everyday life in Malmö, but this is not what the life of the inhabitants is about. I want to highlight a personal encounter rather than a figure in the statistics.
What pleases me most with Art is Happening is that I and my team have been given an opportunity to step into people’s lives and share their thoughts, tales and stories. Many don’t know what an artist does, so it’s about taking the time to care, showing a genuine interest.
HUR have been active for a long time and are keen to tell their story. They are ambitious and they think big.”