Petra Lilja
Design Studio

Sugar archive

Through moving image, text and audio Petra Lilja explores sugar with the starting point in the sugar beet as a historically important symbol of agriculture and industry in Scania, southern Sweden. The sugar archive started when she was asked to partake the exhibition Wanderlost in the town of Kristianstad. Her personal anchoring to the town, agriculture and sugar beet harvesting is only one generation away and it’s a part of the material she builds on in her work. The exhibition showed a movie and a printed material from her creative research: collages and writing constraint texts. Assistants: Kristin Løberg and Sara Sigurdardottir