July 26 - August 3 2008
Studio44, Stockholm, Sweden

Link to the exhibition >>

Curator Statement

MAKE OUT! is a group exhibition with internationally active artists, activists and filmmakers, who in one way or another belong to the Queer Community.

As with last year’s show, Put the Light Out, Erase a Line at Studio 44 in conjunction with Stockholm Pride, we have invited a large number of artists, activists and filmmakers who have triggered our curiosity and admiration during the last few years.

Our vision for the show MAKE OUT! has been that we, the homobitransqueerdyke artists, who either work from a glbtq-perspective or not, will get the possibility to exchange experiences and present our artistic work and activities to each other and an audience. As participants in the exhibition, we will take over the space in many different ways. It will be a space for informal meetings and also be used as an open exhibition space. Through the exhibition MAKE OUT! we want to offer a platform for reflections about art, life and society, with heteronormality and taboos as a starting point

OPENING Saturday July 26 7pm–11pm
Music/perfomance by MARA and LINDY x Bar

Participants: Pauline Boudry and Renate Lorenz, Kajsa Dahlberg, DNA (Den Nya Alliansen), Stefan Forss, Allen Grubesic, Emma Hedditch, Karl Holmqvist, Hans Isaksson, Annica Karlsson Rixon and Anna Viola Hallberg, Matts Leiderstam, Hanna Liden, Klara Liden, Anna Linder, Makode Linde, Pontus Lindvall, Hanna Ljungh, Tilda Lovell, Monica Melin, Karin Michalski and Sabina Baumann, Valérie Prot, Laercio Redondo, Emily Roysdon, Wu Ingrid Tsang, Nataša Velikonja, Jim Verburg, and HallonTV.

Apart from the actual exhibition the following will also take place in conjunction with MAKE OUT!:
PERFORMANCE by Emily Roysdon Friday August 1 8pm-10pm at Weld.
This is an experimental live performance event. It is the first of a series of performances interested in the relationship between image(s) and movement(s). The action happens inside four life size photographs with body forward choreography invested in risk and return.
Featuring: Emma Hedditch, Chris Riddselius, Malin Arnell, Klara Liden, Dean Spade, Emily Roysdon and surprise guests.
Weld, Norrtullsgatan 7, Odenplan, Stockholm

VIDEO SCREENING Sunday August 3 3pm-5.30pm
Screened as part of the exhibition MAKE OUT! a selection of video works by Pauline Boudry and Renate Lorenz, Sara Jordenö, Klara Liden, Hanna Ljungh, Karin Michalski, Wu Ingrid Tsang and Jim Verburg.

At the time of the screening Pauline Boudry and Renate Lorenz will introduce and discuss their film and project N.O. Body, 2008. The project is based on their work in the archives of the sexologist Magnus Hirschfeld in Berlin, with focus on the collection of photographs. In 1933 his Institut fu?r Sexualwissenschaft was burned to the ground by the Nazis.

Curator: Malin Arnell, Initiator: Stefan Forss