Tillståndsenheten, 28 Sep–1 Oct Performance
Address: Central Gothenburg, for the exact place, please visit Frihetsförmedlingen’s website.
Opening Hours: Thursday Sept 28, Friday Sept 29 and Sunday 1 Oct, 12 noon–4 pm
Since the start in 2014, Frihetsförmedlingen (the Freedom Agency) has offered support and assistance to freedom seekers throughout Sweden. The Agency is mainly web-based, but also organizes public freedom events and accepts applicants at various temporary offices around Sweden.
For three days, Frihetsförmedlingen’s permission unit will circulate in central Gothenburg with its mobile office, manned with experienced freedom agents. Here, freedom seekers will be offered expert advice to identify the permits that can help them expand their freedom. Officers will also be at hand to issue the required permits, including permits to travel abroad, visas, building permissions, liquor licences, dance permits, or other new permits. The activities in Gothenburg are Frihetsförmedlingen’s largest venture so far in its outreach programme in Sweden.
Frihetsförmedlingen’s permission unit is produced by the Agency’s founders, Lars Noväng and John Huntington. The artistic practice of both is characterised by indefatigable actions promoting independence through constructive norm-breaking. Since 2008, their collaboration has thematically focused on labour market policy issues, individual responsibility, and bureaucracy as art.