Radio Black Peter

The documentary film Radio Black Peter can now be seen on SVT play until the 18th of June.

https://www.svtplay.se/video/20344278/radio-black-peter

A radio historical documentary that tells the story about how the first radio pirates in Sweden, two woodsmen from Lomsjö challenged the swedish radio monopoly while the Swedish Security police where chasing them throughout the northern Swedish forests.

producer: Therese Högberg, Bautafilm
directors: Helena Wikström, Simon Öhman-Jönsson 
photography: Simon Öhman-Jönsson
animation: Helena Wikström
music: Henrik Oja
editor: Fredrik Oscarsson, Bautafilm

A co-production between Bautafilm, SVT and Film i Västerbotten. With support from: ANIDOX: LAB, Nordisk kulturkontakt mobilitetsstöd.

"I go, but remember, I shall be with you on your wedding-night."

sid, 193 Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus, Mary Shelley 1818

Opening at Konsthallen Väven the 1st of September 2018. 

The members of the artist group VERKLIGHETEN explore many sides and aspects of Frankenstein’s monster through film, sound, photography, drawing and installation. The famous book released exactly 200 years ago in 1818. 

Helena Wikström will exhibit an installation and a film : The Bubble Floats Before, the Shadow Stalks Behind. The film is constructed of letters to Mary Shelley, photos and short film clips. 

Gerd Aurell, Fanny Carinasdotter, Simon Gran Danielsson, Ida Hansson, Mia Rogersdotter Olofsson, Mattias Olofsson, Alexander Svartvatten, Sandra Wasara-Hammare and Helena Wikström. 

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exhibition Galleri BOX, Gothenburg

 

What Could Not Be Expected in the Country of Eternal Light
27/4–27/5, 2018

The exhibition title is a quote from Mary Shelley´s iconic horror novel. Observing the novel´s 200-year jubilee, the nine members of the artist group VERKLIGHETEN have worked with the theme Frankenstein´s Monster. The exhibition explores different aspects of the Frankenstein thematics through film, sound, photography, drawing and installation. The art in the exhibition brings forth subjects such as the archive, present-time monsters and natural experiments gone wrong.

VERKLIGHETEN is an artist-run gallery founded in Umeå 2001. An important part of the driving force  is the collaborative work as an artist group and to have vivid discussions concerning art and creativity. Currently VERKLIGHETEN consists of the following artists: Clarissa Siimes, Mattias Olofsson, Gerd Aurell, Mia Rogersdotter Olofsson, Sandra Wasara-Hammare, Alexander Svartvatten, Fanny Carinasdotter, Ida Hansson and Helena Wikström.

Chamber of Commons, Hanasaari, Helsinki

 

14.9.2015 - 18.9.2015

Off to Helsinki to a collective curatorial investigation focused on rooting alliances between sites of production, situated knowledges and practices of commoning.

http://www.hanaholmen.fi/se/program/programkalender/konst-film-estrad/item/79-chamber-of-commons-kuraattoriresidenssi

corners ersboda

Between the 28.11 - 30.11  at Byttgränd, Ersboda, Umeå

IN BETWEEN is a living installation where the artists are working together with locals in Ersboda. The area in the neighbourhood will be dispalyed with creative lighting, artistic objects and sound. “Turning Ersboda inside out” – the private becomes public.

International artists:
Paula McFetridge (Northern Ireland) – director, actor
Sinisa Labrovic (Croatia) – actor, artist
Davor Sanvincenti (Croatia) – artist
Juan Aizpitarte (Basque/Spain) – videoartist
Helena Wikström (Sweden) –  artist

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(re-)construction of friendship

Exhibition in Riga opens 1st of May
The "(Re)construction of Friendship" exhibition explores the phenomenon of "friendship" that one party forces upon another, such as when a superpower imagines it should "make friends" with a smaller country, which results in relations that would normally not exist. Participating in the exhibition are Daniel & Geo Fuchs (Germany), Nikita Kadan (Ukraine), Sandra Krastiņa and Kristaps Epners (Latvia), Alban Muja (Kosovo), association "Orbīta" (Latvia), Tanel Rander (Estonia), Spessi (Sigurtór Hallbjörnsson, Iceland) & Erik Pauser (Sweden), Nomeda & Gediminas Urbonas (Lithuania), Johan Waerndt & Monika Marklinger (Sweden) and Helena Wikström (Sweden). Art critics Inese Baranovska and Æsa Sigurjónsdóttir (Iceland), Inga Lāce, Kārlis Vērpe and Kitija Vasiļjeva are the curators of the exhibition.

Opening hours: Monday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., closed on Tuesday, Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Begins : 01.05.2014

Ends: 19.10.2014


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Dynamostipendiet

2013-10-16

Sveriges Bildkonstnärsfond uppmärksammar i år personerna bakom det konstnärsdrivna galleriet Verkligheten i Umeå. Stipendiet kommer att delas ut vid en ceremoni i galleri Verklighetens lokaler torsdagen den 24 oktober kl 15.

Fondens motivering lyder:
Konstnärsnämndens Dynamostipendium om 150 000 kr tilldelas 2013 bildkonstnärerna Gerd Aurell, Gabriel Bohm Calles, Fanny Carinasdotter, Ludwig Franzén, Ida Hansson, Mattias Olofsson, Johannes Samuelsson, Alexander Svartvatten, Johanna Hästö, Jonas Westlund och Helena Wikström för deras arbete och engagemang i det konstnärsdrivna galleriet Verkligheten i Umeå.

Stipendiet ges som ett erkännande av Verklighetens centrala roll för Umeås konstliv. En dynamisk verksamhet som på ett avgörande sätt utvecklar scenen och erbjuder en vital arena för samtida konst i Umeå. Ett litet galleri med stor genomslagskraft som höjer temperaturen i konstdebatten och som fungerar som en katalysator för nya initiativ och samarbeten. Ett exempel är konstfestivalen Survival Kit, ett initiativ av Verkligheten, för att expandera konstscenen under Kulturhuvudstadsåret 2014.

Stipendiet ges också för den dynamiska och ständigt föränderliga form som Verklighetens medlemmar utvecklat med ett kollektivt ägarskap, roterande ansvar och roller, en form som möjliggör för nya medlemmar att bidra till verksamhetens kreativa utveckling.

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