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we’re saying what you’re thinking

This work was first exhibited at Konsthall C in Hökarängen south of Stockholm, and later in Lunds stadshall, as a part of *”Public Manifestations of Creative Dissent”

The video work “We’re saying what you’re thinking” is a critical investigation of the core concepts behind the fundamental ideology and the history of Sverigedemokraterna (Sweden Democrats), an ultranationalist party mainly concerned with immigration and how this issue affects Sweden.

Lunds stadshallInstallation view from the interview with Jonas Åkerlund, the press secretary of the right wing extremist party Sverigedemokraterna

The work is an attempt to understand the strategies and the thoughts behind Sverigedemokraterna’s ideals, a party that received wide support in Skåne (the south region of Sweden) during the last elections in September. In Sweden we are not so far from the reality of other European countries where extreme right parties have managed to build a parliamentary platform.
The three projections that form the work was presented in the foyer of Lund’s City Hall, a building designed by modernist architect Klas Anshelm to be used for and by the citizens of Lund. The building’s glass façade could be seen as a reference to the idea of a democratic transparency, where different questions on society can be discussed openly.

Lunds stadshallInstallation view from the interview with Daniel Poohl, journalist who for several years has covered right wing extremist movements and organisations.

Lunds stadshall – Installation view from the interview with Jan Miild, the party secretary of the right wing extremist party Sverigedemokraterna.

View from the talk at Lunds stadshall.

Read also the conversation between Marianna Garin and Johan Tirén in the text section of this site.

*Public Manifestations of Creative Dissent is a series of exhibition projects in which work is presented that questions and sheds light on the political systems, injustices and oppression that exists in our society. The intention is to contextualise each project in a specific situation, to create an open structure for a meaningful dialogue and exchange. Public Manifestations of Creative Dissent is an initiative conceived by Marianna Garin and Luca Frei.

Visit the blog of Public Manifestations of Creative Dissent at this adress: http://publicmcd.blogspot.com