My supervisors Hanna Hallgren and Anna Koch for advice and encouragement.
The School of Dance and Circus, Stockholm University of the Arts, Faculty of Fine and Performing Arts, Lund University, and Konstnärliga forskarskolan for supporting the realization of this doctoral project. (Konstnärliga forskarskolan was a national research school in the field of arts (2010-2015) funded by the Swedish Research Council.)
The opponents / dialogue partners for Avhandling / Av_handling (Dissertation / Through_action), Teresa María Díaz Nerio and Camila Marambio.
The examination committee, Cecilia Lagerström, Nina Lykke, Nanako Nakajima, and substitute Tova Gerge.
Åsa Elzén for the work with YES! Association / Föreningen JA!. For our travels to New York, upstate New York, Toronto, Kristiansand, and Bergen. For our common time in Stockholm and Berlin. For time spent in different public transportation systems. For laughing, getting angry, and sometimes being sad together. For writing, thinking, and reading together. For our walks, and most of all for not ever giving up.
Clara López Menéndez for our lively entanglements. For support and assistance during many parts of this research. For trust and care. For developing works and performing together. For traveling to Copenhagen, Glasgow, Istanbul, Madrid, and Paris. For shared time in Berlin, Stockholm, São Paulo, New York and Los Angeles. For building and constructing things together, for finding and fixing bikes, for sharing the ocean and joining me on hikes, and for sometimes telling me ”don’t be so fucking “Ingmar Bergman.”
Andrew Kachel and Alhena Katsof, for your support, and for editorial and writing assistance during different phases of this research.
Mario Maria Fjell for dedication and assistance around the planning and making of Avhandling / Av_handling (Dissertation / Through_action), 2016.
Angela Ariza for technical and lights work during Avhandling / Av_handling (Dissertation / Through_action), 2016.
Maria Åkesson | Sugar Rush Productions, Tsomak Oga, Sooz Romero, and Debora Vega, for documenting Avhandling / Av_handling (Dissertation / Through_action), 2016.
Linda Arnell, Fia Backström, Claude Blüna, Åsa Elzén, Sophie Erlandsson, Mario Maria Fjell, Ulrika Gomm, Magdalena Górska, Annica Karlsson Rixon, Leffe Kronlöf, Jorun Kugelberg, Indra Linderoth, Clara López Menéndez, Tilda Lovell, KOEFF / Johanna Rosenqvist, Frida Sandström, Imri Sandström, Wibke Straube, Andrea Svensson, for being part of Avhandling / Av_handling (Dissertation / Through_action), 2016.
Linda Arnell, Sophie Erlandsson, Ulrika Gomm, Magdalena Górska, Geraldine Lombano, Clara López Menéndez, Kalo Lööf, Josefine Lööf, Susana Santa-Marta, and Andrea Svensson, for working as assistants, kitchen crew, hosts, and night guards during Avhandling / Av_handling (Dissertation / Through_action), 2016.
Ann Richter and Pia Christmann | Studio Pandan for designing and creating the website for this doctoral project together with programer Mario Helbing.
Josefin Herolf for the illustration in the NYPÅSTIGNA / NEW PASSENGERS (2016) folder.
Opponent / dialogue partners Annette Arlander (Final Seminar, 2015), Katherine Brewer Ball (67,3% performative research seminar, 2014), and Wencke Fugelli Mühleisen (30% seminar, 2012) for engaging in my research.
Tavia Nyong’o for sponsoring my stay as a visiting researcher at the Department of Performance Studies, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University (2012–2015).
My PhD colleagues at Stockholm University of the Arts: Nils Claesson, Marius Dybwad Brandrud, Mia Engberg, Marie Fahlin, Jonas Forsell, Niklas Hald, Mette Ingvartsen, Anne Juren, Kirsi Nevanti, Axel Nowitz, Kerstin Perski, Anna Petterson, Jonathan Priest, Carina Reich, Paz Rojo, Stacey Sacks, and Bogdan Szyber.
My colleagues at Konstnärliga forskarskolan: Petra Bauer, Petra Fransson, Ylva Gislén, Simon Goldin, Janna Holmstedt, Emma Kihl, Elke Marhöfer, Olivia Plender, and Jacob Senneby, and Lisa Tan.
My colleagues at DOCH, School of Dance and Circus: Anna Efraimsson, Frédéric Gies, Sandra Noeth, and Chrysa Parkinson.
My colleagues at Stockholm University of the Arts: Johan Andersson, Kay Artle, Cecilia Roos, Lena Hammergren, Elisabet Möller, and Helena Nordström, and extra thanks to Camilla Damkjaer.
The Sweden-America Foundation, Nordic Culture Point, Mobility Support, IASPIS, Swedish Arts Grants Committee for support.
Anna Koch and Fredrik Wåhlstedt of Weld and Leif Handberg of KTH R1 Experimental Performance Space, for trusting and supporting the process of this doctoral project.
Sugar Rush Productions | Maria Åkesson, Linda Arnell, A.K. Burns, Hasan Cay, Kim Einarsson, devynn emory, Ulrika Gomm, Nina Hoffmann, Chris Kendall, Magnus Lindgren, Clara López Menéndez, Ida Lövestam, Lia Lowenthal, Mary Manning, Sissela Nordling Blanco, Marit Östberg, Sooz Romero, Debora Vega, Hanna Wildow, Alex Woodward, and Pablo Zuleta Zahr for being there and documenting the works and actions.
Frida Sandström (Program Final Seminar, 2015), Sara Kaaman (Reader 67,3% performative research seminar, 2013), STUDIO SM (Poster We Will Open a New Front – lecture by Lee H. Jones, 2010), and Louise Bååth | Kingisland Design (www.foreningenja.org) for the design of printed material and websites.
Everyone who presented and shared their works and processes during The Oncoming Corner (2012–ongoing): Fia Backström, Antonia Baehr, Bambitchell (Sharlene Bamboat and Alexis Mitchell), Margot Bassett, Laurie Berg, Katherine Brewer Ball, Liv Bugge, Mathias Danbolt, Twiggy Pucci Garçon, Liliana Dirks-Goodman, devynn emory, Lillian Gerson, Andrea Geyer, Ulrika Gomm, Emma Hedditch, Robyn Hillman-Harrigan, Rachel Higgins, Mai Hofstad Gunnes, Katherine Hubbard, Sara Jordenö, Clara López Menéndez, Carlos Motta, Annika Ruth Persson, Jen Rosenblit, Imri Sandström, Karin Schneider, Sille Storihle, and Liv Strand.
Fia Backström (Public Pattern Poem, 2015), Tony Torn (Torn Page Pop Up, 2015), Emily Roysdon, Ginger Brooks Takahashi, K8 Hardy, and Ulrike Müller (Here We LTTR: 2002–2008, 2015), A.K. Burns and Katherine Hubbard (Poetry Parade for Hortense Fiquet at the MET, 2015), Sandra Teitge / FD13 residency for the art (Beyond this Point, 2015), Emily Roysdon (UNCOUNTED (Performance 4), 2015), Amanda Parmer / PARMER (A Sea Change Into Lands Rich and Stange, 2015), Rebecca Brooks, Daria Faïn, and Shelley Senter (Movement Research Festival Fall 2014: M A T T E R I N G), Edi Muka (Creative Time Summit: Stockholm, 2014), Ccap/Cristina Caprioli, Philip Berlin, and Ulrika Berg (SUNDAY RUN_UP, 2014), Nathalie Åhbeck (Kapitel, Kaput, Kapital, Kapitulera, Capitulum: header of a text and a part of the arm, a collaboration among others / Kapitel, Kaput, Kapital, Kapitulera, Capitulum: huvudpunkt av en text och en del av armen - ett samarbete bland annat, 2014), Corrine Fitzpatrick and Paula Garcia (PerformaPaço / Combinações, 2014), Kerry Downey and Natasha Marie Llorens (Failing to Levitate, 2014), Andrew Kachel (We owe each other everything, 2014), Pati Hertling (Looking Back: The Eighth White Columns Annual, 2014), Piper Marshall (Descartes’ Daughter, 2013), Julieta Aranda, Fia Backström, and R. Lyon (The End(s) of the Library continues with p???§§???, 2013); Vanessa Anspaugh, Hilary Clark, Mina Nishimura, and Antonio Ramos (Movement Research Festival Spring 2013: Alternate / Shelter, 2013), Rebecca Chentinell and Marie Fahlin/Koreografiska Konstitutet (festival:display, 2013), Ulrika Gomm and Clara López Menéndez (Enduring Sometimes Warring, 2012), A.K. Burns and Katherine Hubbard (Poetry parade for a permanent collection at the MoMA, 2012), Ulrike Müller (Herstory Inventory. 105 Feminist Drawings by 100 Artists, 2012), Mattin (Unconstituted Praxis book launch by Mattin at Pannrummet, 2012), Johan Norling and Hanna Wildow (The Famous Fem(inists), 2012), Imri Sandström and Hanna Wildow (In the Act, 2011-2012), Lisa Rosendahl/IASPIS (Disclosure – exhibition as discourse as disco, 12th Istanbul Biennial parallel event, 2011), Mattin (Noise & Capitalism / Exhibition as Concert, 2010), SEPTEMBER Gallery (Essaying Performative Constructions, 2011), and Yusuf Etiman / BASSO (Funeral Charade of Poses: Ein Abend Mit Freundinnen und Basso, 2011), for curating, inviting, and organizing.
Annika Lundgren (Performing Therapy, 2016), Liv Bugge and Jesper Alvaer (Extended Stipendiatforum, 2016), Sandra Noeth, Anna Efraimsson, Peter Mills, Frédéric Gies, and Ingela Stefaniak (Bodies of Evidence, 2016), Cal Harben, Elin Mar Øyen Vister, and Maja Moesgaard (Queer Ecologies conversation seminar, 2015), Katherine Cooper, Laura Elena Fortes, Sarah Giovanniello, and Aaron Madison (PRAXIS, 2013 and 2015), Clara López Menéndez (Is It Really working? A Physical Symposium / Crash Course, 2014); Simone Douglas (Art & Politics, The International Gender Design Network: Gender Design and Art Conference, 2013), Branislav Jakovljevic, conference staff and committee (PSi19: Now Then: Performance and Temporality!, 2013), Brennan Gerard and Ryan Kelly (Dancing with the Art World, 2013) for curating, inviting, and organizing.
Vanessa Anspaugh and Magdalena Górska for activating Setting the Scene (2014) during Final Seminar (2015), and for time spent together.
Ursula Nill and Runa Norheim for performing and helping out during Final seminar (2015).
Indra Linderoth and Ida Sidenvall for inviting me to support your work and to be in dialogue with you throughout your Master’s projects (2015).
Sandra Teitge (FD13 residency for the arts, 2015) and Elin Mar Øyen Vister (Røst Air, 2015) for inviting me to be part of your residency programs and for supporting my practice.
Ginger Brooks Takahashi, Kajsa Dahlberg, Cal Harben, Maja Moesgaard, Camilla Nicolaisen, Mirko Nikolić, Jaya Ramchandani, Jason Rosenberg, Tejal Shah, Marika Troili, and Elin Mar Øyen Vister, for sharing daily routines and dedicating time to conversation during Røst Air in Residency (2015).
Vanessa Anspaugh, Fia Backström, A.K. Burns, Anna Craycroft, Nicole Eisenman, devynn emory, Rachel Higgins, Alhena Katsof, KOEFF / Johanna Rosenqvist, Katherine Hubbard, Zoe Leonard, Clara López Menéndez, Lydia Adler Okrent, and Guadalupe Rosales for being part of Setting the Scene (2014).
Karen Barad for cutting things together-apart.
Vanessa Anspaugh, Amelia Bande, Gregg Bordowitz, Kajsa Dahlberg, Andrew Kachel, Alhena Katsof, and Clara López Menéndez, for being part of A score fo r queer labor (2014).
Maurício Ianês, MPA, Luisa Nobrega, and Lynsey Peisinger, for presenting and sharing your work during PerformaPaço / Combinações, Paço das Artes Performance Event (2014).
MPA for our joint work with two titles In This Almost / Nesse quase – Eat the sun / Como o sol (2014), and the performance Walking to the mic, the other falling off her seat, #1 (2011) and #2 (2013), and for making it together through demonstrations, arrests, and deserts.
Vanessa Anspaugh, Jess Arndt, Fia Backström, Paula Garcia, Robyn Hillman Harrigan, Katherine Hubbard, Clara López Menéndez, Ulrike Müller, and Jen Rosenblit, for being part of I am not quite sure. This is an arduous terrain (2013).
KOEFF / Johanna Rosenqvist for bringing the noise and the craft to Setting the Scene (2014), Sometimes Sometimes Sometimes (2013), and Untitled (Just Because Everything Is Different Does Not Mean Anything Has Changed) (2011), and for your performance during 67,3% performative research seminar (2013).
Fia Backström and Imri Sandström for working together on Kapitel, Kaput, Kapital, Kapitulera, Capitulum: header of a text and a part of the arm, a collaboration among others / Kapitel, Kaput, Kapital, Kapitulera, Capitulum: huvudpunkt av en text och en del av armen – ett samarbete bland annat (2014).
Marius Dybwad Brandrud, Lisa Hjertén, Janna Holmstedt, Mattin, Anna Pettersson, Emily Roysdon, Bella Rune, Axel Wieder, and Carl Åkerlund, for reading within Kapitel, Kaput, Kapital, Kapitulera, Capitulum: header of a text and a part of the arm, a collaboration among others / Kapitel, Kaput, Kapital, Kapitulera, Capitulum: huvudpunkt av en text och en del av armen – ett samarbete bland annat (2014).
Vanessa Anspaugh and Amber Bemak for inviting me to be part of, develop, and perform together with Lydia Adler Okrent and Sophia Cleary in Relay Project (2014).
Magdalena Górska and Wibke Straube (Tema Genus, Linköping), Rebecka Thor (Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht), and Thomas Elovsson (University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm) for inviting me to lecture.
Petra Frank (DOCH, School of Dance and Circus, Stockholm), Tina Carlsson (Konstfack, University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm), Fia Backström (The Visual Arts Program, Columbia University, New York), 2015 Fine Art MFA students, Valand Academy (University of Gothenburg), Cecilia Lagerström (Academy of Music & Drama, University of Gothenburg), Frédéric Gies (DOCH, School of Dance and Circus, Stockholm), Patrik Söderstam (Konstfack, University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm), and Marie-Andrée Robitaille (DOCH, School of Dance and Circus, Stockholm) for inviting me to teach, develop courses and engage with students’ work and processes.
Jess Arndt, Katie Brewer Ball, A.K. Burns, devynn emory, Katerine Hubbard, Fia Backström, Kajsa Dahlberg, Corrine Fitzpatrick, Paula Garcia, Fred Gies, Robyn Hillman-Harrigan, Alhena Katsof, Anna Koch, Zoe Leonard, Klara Lidén, Clara López Menéndez, Tilda Lovell, Lydia Adler Okrent, Jennifer Rosenblit, and Imri Sandström, for sharing one movement with me for 6:40 minutes, a Pecha Kucha presentation (2014).
The circus students in the BA class of 2014 (DOCH, School of Dance and Circus, Stockholm), for working together during the spring of 2012: Karoline Aamås, Tom Brand, Emil Dahl, Anton Graaf, Onni Hämäläinen, Einar Kling-Odencrants, Mira Leonard, Andreas Lindström, Karin Melin, Esmeralda Nikolajeff, Tony Pezzo, Santiago Ruiz Albalate, Sara Runsten, Ben Smith, and John Simon Wiborn, and the ones who performed with me in Falling off (2012) at Unconstituted Praxis book launch by Mattin at Pannrummet / The Boiler Room, Konsthall C, Stockholm.
Johanna Gustavsson, Line S. Karlström, Anna Linder, and Fia-Stina Sandlund, for founding and working together with YES! Association / Föreningen JA! (2005–ongoing).
Emy Fem, Jeuno JE Kim, Annika Ruth Persson, Litia Perta, Sooz Romero, and Hong-An Truong, for your collaboration with YES! Association / Föreningen JA! (2005–ongoing).
Vivi Nielsen, Kate Pendry and Lea Robinson, for giving everything to Lee H. Jones (2010-ongoing).
Julia Paoli ((art)work(sport)work(sex)work, 2015), Maya Økland (FORRÅDT / BETRAYED, 2013), Karin Hindsbo and Else-Brit Kroneberg (The Beginning Is Always Today. Feminist Art in Scandinavia 1990s to today, 2013), Freja Bäckman, Merja Hannikainen, Annika Högner, Vappu Jalonen, Bogg Johanna Karlsson, and Clara López Menéndez (WIR SPIELEN (WE PLAY), 2013), Lucie Fontaine (Body of Work, 2012), Johanna Burton, (Anti-Establishment, 2012), Fredrik Liew, Gertrud Sandqvist, and Lisa Rosendahl (MODERNA EXHIBITION, 2010) for curating, organizing, and inviting YES! Association / Föreningen JA!.
Nese Ceren Tosun for sharing Istanbul, translating, and participating in Untitled (Just Because Everything Is Different Does Not Mean Anything Has Changed), 2011, together with Gizem Aksu, Deniz Nihan Akta, Daniela K. Campo, Yigit Daldikler, Alime Aslı Demir, Dilan Ceylan Emektar, Mariana Fernandes, Clara López Menéndez, Mirjam Rüb, Nese Ceren Tosun, Kübra Varol, Johana Wagner, Gokce Yigitel, Pınar Özer, and Nurgül Öztürk.
Mattin, Martin Bryngelsson, Henrik Andersson for inviting me to make and play with Answers (2011)
Johanna Gustavsson and Lisa Nyberg / Malmö Free University for Women, MFK, for inviting me to make the grand transformation within Insisting to be part of this moment / movement (convinced of our greatness), 2011.
Kajsa Dahlberg, Johanna Gustavsson, and Fia-Stina Sandlund for the work within Action / Collective reading: I want a president… (2010–ongoing).
Zoe Leonard for writing the text I want a president… (1992).
Freja Bäckman, Alia Farid, Saisha Grayson, Laura Guy, Clara López Menéndez, Ditte Lyngkær Pedersen, and Airi Triisberg, for engaging in Action / Collective reading: I want a president… (2010–ongoing) and bringing it out onto the streets.
Kelly Gilpatrick and Jake Yuzna (Cheat Out to the Audience: Risk x Reward, 2013), Bettina Knaup and Beatrice Ellen Stammer (re.act.feminism #2 – a performing archive, 2011–2013), Dean Daderko (Parallel Practices: Joan Jonas & Gina Pane, 2013), Neda Sanai and Pauline Doutreluingne (Arcane of Patterns. Inceptive of Rhythm, and Order and Summon, 2012), Arika / Barry Esson and Bryony Mcintyre (EPISODE 2: A Special Form of Darkness, 2011), Kajsa Dahlberg, Molly Haslund, and Gritt Uldall-Jessen (FEMINISTS IN SPACE – International Feminist Performance Art Festival, 2010), and Anna Kleberg, Ulrika Sparre, and Amelie Edlund (LIKA – a performance evening, 2010), for curating, inviting, and organizing public sharings of the ongoing dialogue I have had with artist Gina Pane.
Iréne Berggren, Ulrika Gomm, Clara López Menéndez, Mattin, Imri Sandström and Liv Strand, for writing letters after Reflect Soft Matte Discourse (2011).
Clara López Menéndez and Imri Sandström, for developing Rehearsal after Reflect Soft Matte Discourse #1 (2011) and #2 (2012) and performing together in these actions.
Stefanie Seibold and Teresa María Díaz Nerio, for sharing their work and writings on Gina Pane’s action Discours mou et mat (1975) during 67,3% performative research seminar (2014).
Jess Arndt, Magdalena Górska, Wencke Fugelli Mühleisen, Zoe Leonard, Heather Love, and Clara López Menéndez, for reading my texts and giving me feedback.
John Beeson, Rebecca Chentinell, Corrine Fitzpatrick, Melanie Gilligan, Efva Lilja, Andrea Merkx, Litia Perta, Frida Sandström, and Lisa Torell, for writing about processes and works that have been part of this doctoral project in different forums.
Sinziana Ravini and Fredrik Svensk for publishing I am not quite sure. This is an arduous terrain (2013) in Paletten Art Magazine No. 1 (2014) #295, and A.K. Burns, Sophie Mörner, and Clark Solack for publishing part of Zyklishe Gesellschaftsreise (2013, YES! Association / Föreningen JA!) in Randy No. 4, 2013.
Pauline Boudry, Samara Davis, Carina Gunnars, Maja Hammaren, Annica Karlsson Rixon, Anna Kindgren, Klara Lidén, Anna Linder, Renate Lorenz, and Marit Östberg for supportive conversations and shared time.
Magnus Lindgren for a long friendship, and for constructing and building things together.
All my friends’ dogs that have taken me out on longer or shorter walks during these years.
Marina Ancona, Dave Allen and Josefin Herolf, Fia Backström, Rachel Berks and A. L. Steiner, Katarina Bonnevier and Marie Carlsson, Johanna Breiding and Shoghig Halajian, Liv Bugge and Kajsa Dahlberg, Leila Brännström and Kim Einarsson, A. K. Burns and Katherine Hubbard, Cay Castagnetto and MPA, Karin Drejer, Birgitta Ericson, Corrine Fitzpatrick, Nicholas Harteau, Emma Hedditch, Zoe Leonard, Anna Linder and Hanna Högström, Pontus Lindvall, Clara López Menéndez, Karl Lydén and Rebecka Thor, Jeanine Oleson, Elizabeth Orr, Tyler Matthew Oyer, Hanna Wildow, and Tathy Yazigi for sharing your homes and letting me stay sometimes with you and sometimes without you.
Many thanks also to:
Division for jumping up into my arms in the fall of 2012 and trusting me to take care of you.
Linda Arnell, Hans Arnell, and Annie Liedgren for endless support and love.