With its use of eye-zapping neon signs and attention-grabbing flags and totems, Superstructure can only be the work of Morag Myerscough and Luke Morgan; who work together as the “loose collective” Supergrouplondon. The wooden construction is a fittingly high profile way to welcome visitors to the 10th annual Stockholm Kulturfestival, which this year chose the United Kingdom as its theme.
Myerscough and Morgan‘s contribution is situated on a bridge over the Norrström river, and stands in stark contrast to the long-standing architecture of the Norrbro bridge and the Royal Palace and Riksdag buildings in the background.
There was no hanging around for the two artists in getting this exhibit set up, with just a few days allocated for the whole process. At the core of the work is four shipping containers which provide a weatherproof place to hold workshops. Scaffolding has been used to create various viewing platforms, which were designed to give even local residents a new perspective on their city. The central column is a collaboration with the British poet Yemisi Blake, who worked with local children to create bilingual poems. Recent graduates Olle Ardman and Björn Krogvig also played a big part, supervising a three-week painting workshop in an old city warehouse to get Superstructure ready in time.