Markus Öhrn, Berlin-based Swedish artist has created video installations, performances and has worked in Create to Connect project at the Santarcangelo festival. Markus’ artistic focus is direction of intermedia projects. His works reflect themes of love, family relatonships, repression and violence. Inspired by his close relationship with his grandmother, her invited azdoras (Italian matriarchs) to cooperation, creating together a series of events and programs that continue to this day.
Create to Connect (createtoconnect.eu) is a joint effort of 13 European cultural and research organizations to create powerful and long-lasting connections of artists, cultural operators, researchers and audience. The partners’ organizations have made commitment to several years researching and finding new approaches to audiences as well as the production models that will engage the audience in new innovative ways and trying to create new public arenas together with the audience, whether it be physically, through dialogue or participation. Tool-kit interviews gather artists that the Create to Connect partners have collaborated with and find innovative and have invited them to share their experience and their thoughts on finding new ways to the audience and with the audience.