Turku Pride #tvattlina – Washing Line in the Colours of the Rainbow



Hang a Washing Line in the Colors of the Rainbow during Turku Pride 10.-16.8.2015. to show your support for equal value. Photograph and tag #tvattlina!

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Washing Line is a community art project where everyone who want to show their support for equal value are invited to hang out washing in the colors of the rainbow, photograph it and share images using the tag #tvattlina.

Washing Line is part of the Turku Pride Festival 10.-16.8.2015. The artists Ilar Gunilla Persson and Heidi Lunabba started the project during Jeppis Pride Festival in July 2014 inviting Pietasaari and vicinity to attend. The project continues visiting pride festivals around the world. You might see it as a matter of course to treat everyone equally, but for those who are afraid to face homophobia it can mean a lot to know that you as a friend, neighbor, colleague or relative is sympathetic to HBTIQ – people.

Taking part is easy. Pick out clothes or other textiles representing the colors of the rainbow. The fabrics do not need to be one color, it is sufficient that the dominant color is the color that should be represented in your rainbow. The washing line can be in your courtyard, balcony, summerhouse, car, bike or anywhere visible. If you are a business owner, you can hang the washing line in your storefront.

Selecting textiles from the cabinet can be seen as a symbolic act that refers to the concept of “coming out of the closet” but in this case it is simply about showing compassion. To “come out ” can be an important step for an individual. By “coming out” as a friendly neighbor or fellow human, you are helping to create a society where it is easier for anyone to dare to live with who you are.

We ask you to photograph your washing line and other rainbow washing lines and share the pictures using the tag #tvattlina on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, if you do not use social media or you have a closed account please send the images to rainbowtvattlina@gmail.com. By photographing and sharing images of washing lines in the colors of the rainbow you can participate from anywhere in the world!

Washing Line in the Colors of the Rainbow is part of the Hand Made Politics exhibition at Galleria Titanik, Turku, Finland 6.8.-30.8.2015. Opening 6 August 2015, 6 pm

Galleria Titanik, Turku, Finland 6.8.-30.8.2015

Avajaiset 6.8. klo 18.00 / Opening 6 August 2015, 6 pm

Artists: Kate Just, Australia: #Feministfan, Margaret Mayhew, Australia: (Making Mayhem), Heidi Lunabba & Ilar Gunilla Persson Finland/Sweden: #Tvattlina, Laura Lilja, Finland, Susana Nevado, Finland & Spain, Mó Iturribarría, Mexico

Curator: Katve-Kaisa Kontturi

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