Friday, February 9, 2018
Between the lines - the artist's response to #metoo
118 artists takes part in this group exhibition, as a reaction to #MeToo. They wish to help raising awareness of the problematic power dynamics still at play in society and its institutions.
Oslo National Academy of the Arts, 10. - 17 February 2018
Article in Objektiv Journal
(for Scandinavian readers only)
Article in Kunstkritikk
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Thursday, May 4, 2017
Now that you are gone I can finally think of geometry / The stones that I throw are your lack of corners, 2017
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Tuesday, August 25, 2015
The deadline for submission has passed, District, Berlin, as part of Project Space Festival Berlin.
Focusing on strategies related to gesture, language, failure, presence and absence, Line Skywalker Karlström’s performative, semi-improvised installations emerge from material, historical, spatial and discursive explorations of what it means ‘to think with the body'. On the evening, she contributes a performative presentation of her current research under the working title Finding the Lesbian Leak at the Louvre. Looking for physical gestures, she chooses to name and read as subversive, queer or lesbian, Karlström gathers a subjective archive of photographic details of 16th and 17th century paintings representing female persons.
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Thursday, May 21, 2015
Monday, May 11, 2015
The distance between the language and my tongue.
The distance between my mother and me.
Empty hands, fists, wrists.
Gestures of resistance and queer desire.
Fists are tools for collective pleasure and fighting.
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Saturday, November 22, 2014
Failure, un-doing and the subversive, a conversation on failure as an artistic strategy with Iris Smeds, Ellen Suneson, Jenny Grönvall, Julia Björnberg and Line Skywalker Karlström, Cirkulationscentralen, Malmö November 8 2014.
My contribution to the seminar was a collective reading of the text In Abscence Bodies Present - Nothing But Cuntemporaries Allowed.
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Friday, October 31, 2014
Text and collage, offset print; 3 x 29,7 x 42 cm, edition 200 ex., colored lense glasses and a performative walk in Tiergarten, Berlin in collaboration with Kajsa Dahlberg.
'Returning To Sender; Ladies Program', Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin 2014.
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Monday, May 5, 2014
Text and performative photography, black and white offsett print, 42 x 60 cm, multiple
Installation; plywood, 60 x 184 cm, prints, glue, blanket
in Regibemærkninger, curated by Huskegruppen, Mønstings Hus, Frederiksberg, Denmark,
April 26 - June 15 2014
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Monday, February 17, 2014
KROPPEN DER STAK AF
Performance, 30 minuter, 2014
Ind i det kollektive organ,
ind i din krop i fragment,
kroppen som en geometri
og et kaotisk tilstand.
Vi er kun til dels kroppe,
resten er af sten og mos,
resten er af metal og pæls
og et begærets arkitektur
- larm af triangler, firkanter og diagonaler.
Jeg har ikke skrevet det her.
Med udgangspunkt i Valie Exports Körperkonfigurationen vil jeg gennemføre en performance, der er en fysisk undersøgelse af kroppen som et flydende, opløst og fragmentariseret tilstand. Jeg bruger kroppen som et materiale på linje med og sammen med andre skulpturale materialer og ønsker at skabe handlinger hvor min krop afviger fra den sociale krops handlinger – det vil sige, fællesskabet. Jeg ønsker at være med og skabe nye fælles drømme hinsides det mulige.
Live Art for Børn, kurateret af Ellen og Henrik Vestergaard Friis
Nikolaj Kunsthal, København
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Friday, January 10, 2014
If this seems so clearly the case with grief, it is only because it was already the case with desire.
duration 50 minutes, materials used in performance include metallic fabric cape, speech written on stack of paper, acrylic based paint marker, roses, pork chops, ribbon, chewing bones for dogs, rope, clock
Within and in response to the exhibition Bodytime, Skovgaardmuseet, Viborg, Denmark
Photo: Cecilie Aase
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Tuesday, November 5, 2013
High Heel Sisters, Moustache Piece, 2002,
Self-Portrait with Valie Export; Body Sign, 2012
performative photography, 126 x 80 cm, Lamnda Print on aluminium
The YES! Association, Press Conference / Performance, 2005
- Contemporary Feminist Art in Scandinavia,
curated by Karin Hindsbo and Else-Brit Kronenburg,
Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Kristiansand, Norway
Sept. 21 2013 - Jan. 19 2014
- the first presentation in a museum of Scandinavian feminist art of the last two decades.
A catalogue with comissioned texts by among others Art Historian Linda Fagerström has been published in connection to the exhibition.
I participate with own works as well as with collective works by High Heel Sisters and The YES! Association.
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Sunday, June 16, 2013
Mixedmedia installation, bambu sticks, fabric, carpet, rabbit fur, ribbons, fringe, plastic bags, salt, photos (xerox copies and digital prints), digital prints of photographies by Claude Cahun, silver tape, spray paint.
in The Dandelion Project, curated by Huskegruppen (Tomas Lagermand Lundme and Peter Brandt) Traneudstillingen, Gentofte, DK
June 15 - August 3 2013
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Monday, March 4, 2013
DARKER THAN WHITE CUBE,
performativ installation, 2013
Rope, shelf, matress foam, framed text on paper, stuffed fabric objects, fringes, fabric, hare paw, velvet ribbon, cast of the artists beer belly in latex, color prints of works by Dora Maar and Claude Cahun, color print of collage, metallic thread, chewing bones for dogs, pearls, plastic flowers, plastic bags, nails a.o.
Jenny Grönvall & Line Skywalker Karlström, two person show,
Vita Kuben, Norrlandsoperan, Umeå, Sweden, curated by Leif Holmstrand.
REVIEW Västerbottens Folkblad (in Swedish only)
REVIEW Västerbottenskuriren (in Swedish only)
The exhibition was sponsored by the Danish Arts Council Committee for Visual Arts.
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