are mammals living in the forest and they are often
pictured as wealthy. Born with teeth, they go through
puberty within 24 hours. Trolls are strong but unreliable
creatures; you can never trust a troll.
Jealousy is another useful word when
describing a troll. Seldom happy with the current situation,
they envy everything they do not have, and they like
to steal beautiful blond human children. The trolls
also throw stones on churches since they find the activities
inside too noisy (they do not understand the church-thing).
Some trolls possess special powers like walking miles
in a few steps. Sometimes they have lips hanging all
the way down to the ground and there are trolls with
ears as big as plates. Also, their noses are extremely
big, as are their sexual organs, feet and hands. Actually,
everything about the troll is big and ugly according
to humans. But the troll themselves are happy with their
Some trolls wear clothes and some
don’t, but common for both types are their bad
eyesight and hearing. They do, however, have an excellent
sense of smell. Trolls are often pictured as very old;
they can live for hundreds of years. They live in caves
and paths inside the mountains and are seldom seen by
humans, why their existence always has been doubted.
Some people claim that trolls do not
exist; they are just a picture of everything we do not
like about humans, but that is a lie. Trolls do exist!
Trolls love music. When they dance the whole forest
is shaking. Following an old-fashioned lifestyle, trolls
are not interested in modern activities, such as driving
a car or using a computer.
Studios, New York, USA
22 - 23,
Sunday May 21, 7 pm
Campers” is an interactive exhibition/workshop
that features some of Sweden’s most exciting young
design groups. The show coincides with the ICFF fair
and is a part of the off-site Mobile Living exhibition
at Skylight studios. “Happy Campers” offers
an interesting alternative to traditional design exhibitions.
Instead of promoting finished products, it is a creative
experiment that will grow and evolve during three days.
Four young collaborative design groups
from Sweden: defyra, Research and Development, Uglycute
and We Work In A Fragile Material, will build their
installations and lead workshops on site with the help
of the public. They will create a metaphorical ’camp
ground’ and explore issues of collaboration, social
interaction, the Swedish relationship to nature, and
mobile living. Visitors will participate in the growth
of a 13 feet troll, stuff hot dog pillows by the yard
and spend a virtual day in the Stockholm archipelago.
Items and videos from the exhibition
will be on view and for sale at Salvor Kiosk store in
NYC May 23 through August. www.salvorkiosk.com