And Again Shifts / Och igen skiften is part of Sandström’s artistic research project Howe Across Reading – Performing the Past which is an investigation into the histories and languages of New England in the north east of USA and Västerbotten in the north of Sweden, with and through the writings of poet and literary scholar Susan Howe. The region’s colonial historical narratives, thick with impenetrable woods, biblical language and “new” land co-resonate in a variety of ways. The project looks at, and listens to, how sounds, times and spaces are generated in ongoing translation and trans-historical reading and writing across geographies, religions, and literatures. Howe’s texts are here a condition for searching, a means to navigate within archives, narratives, language based time-space.
The exhibition presents, amplifies and scrutinizes selected areas within the research process. And Again Shifts / Och igen skiften is a place and time for heading deeper into specifics, for formulating this particular in-the-midst-of and for continued reading and writing.
The research is conducted at The Valand Academy, Gothenburg University and is financed by The Swedish Research Council.
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Sep 26th 6 PM until midnight: Opening
Sep 26th 7.30 PM: Performance by Imri Sandström and a reading by Linnéa Eriksson
Oct 4th 4 PM: Readings and conversation between artist Imri Sandström and poet David Vikgren.
Oct 6th 4 PM: Online writing session with ABS (Arnell, Backström, Sandström)
Oct 17th 7-9 PM: Finissage with book release for Linnéa Eriksson’s Smetar av sig – Att läsa med Susan Howe.
Opening hours: Friday 14–17, Saturday and Sunday 11–14
Exhibition period ends: October 17th
The exhibition is curated by Woodpecker Projects and Imri Sandström.