Acorn (still), Switchers, 2021
2.9–25.9.2021 Mint, ABF Stockholm, Sveavägen 41, Stockholm

Emanuel Almborg – Bildningar

Opening hours:
Wednesdays and Thursdays 13–18
Saturdays 12–16

Later this year, the artist Emanuel Almborg will defend his PhD dissertation at the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm with the artistic research project Toward a Pedagogy of the Utopian Image. The main part of the project are the three film works Acorn, The Nth Degree and Talking Hands, which are shown together for the first time at Mint.

Almborg is interested in communist pedagogy, revolutionary psychology, fiction and theatre, to speculate on lost futures and potentials; subjects and methods that are treated in differently in the three works. If we assume that there is a need for new “utopian” political and collective visions, then what role can art play in sketching them? With the help of psychologist Lev Vygotsky, philosopher Evald Ilyenkov, theatre director Konstantin Stanislavski, revolutionary psychiatrist Franz Fanon and science fiction writer Octavia Butler, these works explore artist film’s potential for education, resistance and equality.

Curator: Karin Bähler Lavér.

The films Talking hands and The Nth Degree starts over every full hour, Acorn every 45 minutes.