We’re Saying What You’re Thinking

A selection of moving image artworks from the Nordic Region at the Gothenburg City Library

As part of GIBCA 2017, thirteen artists’ videos and films are exhibited at the Gothenburg City Library.

Presented as a mini-exhibition titled We’re Saying What You’re Thinking after a film by artist Johan Tirén, these historic works, many of which are from the period of the 1990s—early 2000s, consider how artists have addressed a range of issues related to secularity over recent decades. Focusing on Sweden as well as the wider Nordic region, these artworks in their individual ways consider subjects such as governance, migration, gender roles, sexuality and empowerment. As video works, they also reflect on the role of video as a means for engaging in social and political questions, and seek to spark a debate about the right to speak on behalf of others.
List of works

Catti Brandelius
En vanlig dag *(An Ordinary Day), 1996
Video, 5:14 min.

Marko Raat
For Aesthetic Reasons, 1999
Video, 28 min.

Ellen Nyman
SPACECAMPAIGN Danish Election, 2001
Video, 4 min.

Guds söner (Leif Elggren & Kent Tankred)
Makten är din! *(The Power is Yours!), 2003
Video, 7 min.

Claes Söderquist
The Return of the Buffalo, 1970–2012
16 mm film överförd till video, 19 min.

Loulou Cherinet
Innat Etiopia (Mother Ethiopia), 2001
Video, 21 min.

Jesper Nordahl
Jinnah Cricket Club, 2004
Video, 23 min.

Dorinel Marc
Faran är över, tur att någon tror på Sverige *(The Danger is Over, Lucky That Someone Belives in Sweden), 1995
Video, 1:48 min.

Elin Magnusson
Get Off, 2008
Video, 6 min.

Cecilia Lundqvist
Emblem, 2001
Video, 2:27 min.

Lene Adler Petersen & Bjørn Nørgaard
The Female Christ II, The Expulsion from the Temple, 29 May, 1969
8 mm-film överförd till video, 00:30 min. The work is presented at Röda Sten Konsthall.

Eva Linder
Det är sexigt att betala skatt *(It’s Sexy to Pay Tax), 2005
Video, 10:43 min.

Jannicke Låker
Nr. 17, 1997
Video, 11 min.

Visas på Röda Sten Konsthall

Lene Adler Petersen, Bjørn Nørgaard & Henning Christiansen
Hesteofringen *(Horse Sacrifice), 1970
Video, 06:48 min.

Johan Tirén
Vi säger vad du tänker *(We’re Saying What You’re Thinking), 2005/2007
Video, 83:30 min.The work is presented at Röda Sten Konsthall.


Supported by The Cultural Foundation of the Swedish Postcode Lottery

Thanks to: Anna-Karin Larsson, Filmform; Lena Essling, Moderna Museet; Tytti Rantanen, AV Arkki.