THERE IS SOMETHING ABOUT HOW IT FLOWS
Performances and readings by Sara Stridsberg, Shora Esmailian, Hägerstens Botaniska Trädgård and Ester Martin Bergsmark
A curatorial collaboration between Sophie Mörner and Hanna Wilde, presented by Capricious and Högkvarteret.
20 april, 2013
Platform, Färgkontoret, Lövholmsgränd 12, Stockholm, Sweden
We are born out of water, we cry water, we excrete water. Water offers neither a beginning nor an end, it plays with our perception, it avoids being consistent. Yet today, we face environmental crisis; the arctic is melting, the oceans are emptied of fish, and water wars are forming. Water move us in many different directions, and we want to allow it to move us forward.
THERE IS SOMETHING ABOUT HOW IT FLOWS is an evening presenting different aesthetical, political and social perspectives on water. In 2012, New York-based photography magazine Capricious, released a Water-themed 13th issue, in which fifty-five international photography artists contributed. Sophie Mörner also invited Högkvarterets Hanna Wilde to curate a section of text, in which nine artists, writers and activists participated. THERE IS SOMETHING ABOUT HOW IT FLOWS uses this collaboration as a starting point, hosting performances that will give body and space to text and photography.
THERE IS SOMETHING ABOUT HOW IT FLOWS presents with the support of Stockholm stads kulturförvaltning. Photo by Taiyo Onorato and Nico Krebs, graphic design by Hanna Wilde.
19.00 Slideshow: Fifty-five photographers from Capricious #13 — Water
Participating photographers: Rob Bellinger / Sarah Soquel Morhaim / Michael Werner / Charlotte de Mezamat / Marie-Jose Jongerius / Agnes Thor / Sam Irons / D. Bryon Darby / Stepanka Peterka / Martha Fleming-Ives / Sara Cwynar / Seth Fluker / Jacob Ogden / Michael Marcelle / Neta Dror / Luiza Sa / Katheryn Love / Jeanie Choi / Matija Brumen / Willa Nasatir / Christopher Borrok / Philip Gaisser / Bernd & Hilla Becher / David Benjamin Sherry / Tim Trompeter / Kaya Yusi / Kathy Lo / Kyle Tryhorn / Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs / Lisa Requin / Celine Clanet / Anne Hall / Misha de Ridder / Anne de Vries / Liana Yang / Gustav Almestål / Margarita Jimeno / Adi Lavy / Geert Goiris / Ryan McGinley / Laura Plageman / Daniel Beltra / Jeremy Shaw / Kim Hoeckele / Simona Belotti / Stefano Graziani / Lotta Andersson / Martina Giammaria / Kurt Arrigo / Becca Albee / Lina Manousogiannaki / Mark Terry / Linda Hofvander / Allen Chen / Yann Gross
19.30 Shora Esmailian
Author of the book »Ur askan – Om människor på flykt i en varmare värld«
20.30 Sara Stridsberg
Author of the books »Happy Sally«, »Drömfakulteten«, »Darling River«
21.15 Ester Martin Bergsmark
Director of »Maggie vaknar på balkongen«, »Pojktanten«, »Någonting måste gå sönder«
22.15 Hägerstens Botaniska Trädgård
A music and art project by Johan Eriksson, Sofia Hultin och Ingela Ihrman.
CAPRICIOUS is a magazine, artist book and queer arts zine publisher, as well as a curatorial project dedicated to showcasing emerging photographers. Contributors and subject matter span the globe. And while constant change is a primary Capricious trait, there are also definite common visual threads running throughout its history. Capricious has an affinity for things like animals, androgyny, opposition, reclaimed life, lust, natural as well as urban life, intimacy, revolution and nostalgia. As a vanguard publisher and fine art photography project, Capricious occupies a rare and whimsical space, operating as both a tool for discovering new talent and as an artists’ oasis. www.becapricious.com
HÖGKVARTERET is a room for feminist and queer art, a sprawling and boisterous sisterhood, an ongoing and unfinished story. During 2009-2011 Högkvarteret was a hybrid space in Stockholm, a bar that was a performance stage that was a gallery that was open six evenings a week. Högkvarteret is still a space, moving to different places in order to insist on interstices, on tearing down boundaries, on remaining contradictory. Högkvarteret is a spatiality within which intimate collaborations and collective practices take shape, a meshwork of unarticulated and arduous political fantasizes. Högkvarteret has appeared at locations such as PitchWise Sarajevo, Malmö Konsthall, Silvershed New York, Renseriet, Signal Malmö, Galleri Detroit, Studio 44, and released the publications “Community Action Center, Before and Beyond”, “It’s Not Over”, and “In the Act”.