Installations and performances

Don´t miss the screenings, installations and exhibitions presented paralell to the three strands and main sessions. They are taking place throughout the conference, in different locations in Valand and HDK.


Exclusion/inclusion in health care meetings

Victoria Brattström, Helena Dahlberg and Linda Sternö

Installation at Galleri Monitor, Valand. The installation is open:
15 Nov: 12.00-14.30 and 20.00- 22.00
16 Nov: 08.30-10.00 and 12.00-14.30
17 Nov: 08.30 -10.00 and 12.00-14.30

This ongoing multidisciplinary research project investigates the possibilities for inclusion in healthcare meetings. The project addresses the questions: how does exclusion operate within the context of today’s health care? The question of getting access to health care be put bluntly, with radical implications: how can we avoid shutting the patient out from him/herself? The objectification and alienation of one’s body resulting from illness or injury is often intensified in concrete care situations, when the body is examined and understood as a malfunctioning biological thing, and furthermore diagnosed and explained in medical language. Falling ill and being in need of care can thus imply a loss of access to one’s own body and self.

The project is part of a PhD study investigating the concept of partnership between patients and care providers. This study is a collaborative project between the Academy of Music and Drama, University of Gothenburg and the University of Gothenburg Centre for Person-centred Care, GPCC.



Jeuno JE Kim, Eva Einhorn

Running time: 30 min, two screenings
15 Nov: 20.00 and 21.00
Location: Bio Valand

Krabstadt is a fictional Arctic town where all the Nordic countries have sent their unwanted. The main characters, Schlop Schlop and KK, are two annoying, yet funny women who work at the Office Of Development.

Krabstadt is an edgy animated series that reflects current topics and events. Situated in the overlap between sitcom, animation and the fine arts, the project uses the potential of animation to be subversive, innovative and complex, while appealing to a broad audience.


Open office

mdgh, Mot Den Globala Hemlösheten (Against the Global Homelessness)

Location: HDK room 301
15 Nov:
13.00 to 17.00 Maps by mdgh and Allt åt alla are shown
13.00 to 15.00 Talk with Mathias Krusell, archivist, on collecting (public) information
15.00 to 17.00 Open office

16 Nov:
10.00 to 15.00 Mappings by mdgh and Allt åt alla on display
10.00 to 12.00 Open office
13.00 to 15.00 Talk with Walter Ruth from KRO Göteborg on municipal culture policies and spaces for culture
15.30 to 17.00 Talk with the organisation Allt åt alla on mappings as means for information

mdgh is an interdisciplinary group investigating civil rights ownership in the built environment. Through mappings and visualisations mdgh seek to promote consciousness of hidden structures in the city.

During the PARSE Conference, mdgh will run a temporary office at HDK, room 301. Over two days you can visit the office and have a look at the mappings made by mdgh (Stockholm) and Allt åt alla (Göteborg). mdgh will also be working further on the mapping of shopping malls in Stockholm by adding data and developing methods for visualising ownership.

Come by for conversations about mapping, ownership in the city, spatial democracy, information gathering and maps as information resources.


Film screening, part of the Indigeneity strand

16 Nov: 10.00 to 18.00, with break for lunch
17 Nov: 10.00 to 18.00, with break for lunch
Location: Valand, X-library


Strophe, A Turning (2017, single channel version)

Ellie Ga

Running time: 38 minutes, looped
16 Nov: from 10 to 21.00
17 Nov: from 10 to 21
Location: Room 5036c, Valand

Strophe, A Turning was made over the course of 2015-2017. As with much of Ga’s work over the past decade, drift is a central focus and unifying theme.

Ga opens the piece with a quote from the Russian poet Osip Mandelstam, who compared launching messages in bottles to the act of writing poems to an unknown reader. The piece then explores the obsession of launching and collecting messages in bottles, including the pilgrimage to the patron saint of messages on the Greek island of Symi. On visiting this island, and its neighbor Lesbos, in the summer of 2015, Ga is confronted by the mutable context of these islands, and decides to join a team of volunteers aiding asylum seekers and refugees. This experience, and the experience of documenting what is happening over the course of the past two years, raises numerous questions about the role of the artist, and how the symbol of a message in a bottle can be interpreted as a call to act.

This work was made possible by a three-year fellowship from The Swedish Research Council, Vetenskapsrådet.


Four Days in Restad Gård

Juan delGado

Running time:  minutes, looped
15 Nov: 14.30 to 19.00
16 Nov: 10.00 to 19.00
17 Nov: 10.00 to 19.00
Location: Bio Valand

The film Four Days in Restad Gård, explores the daily life of the current residents and the members of the Support Group Network (SGN) created by asylum seekers at the Swedish Migration Agency’s housing for asylum seekers at Restad Gård. Through collaboration with civil society the association promotes the empowerment and social inclusion of asylum seekers and newcomers who have recently arrived. The association has gained national and international recognition for its way (method) of
working and the results (outcomes) that it has achieved have rendered new local branches at similar facilities all over Sweden.

Through observational techniques, the film shows how this diverse community deal with daily life, activities they do and interact with each other; as well as using interviews to learn from first hand how they are getting by, what their experiences have been and their current situation, the camera follows the children attending classes, theatre and dance performances and sports. The film shows a group of women making crafts and organising social meetings; More outdoor activities are planned, among them allotment gardens in association with a local garden community.

Overall, the film aims to show the model of networking support generated by a group of newcomers that is inclusive, paying attention to individual’s needs, and empowering the voices that in many cases are not  been heard.

The film is produced with the support of Valand Academy University of Gothenburg, Counterpoint Arts, Outgrain, Support Group Network and Kultur I Väst Region Västra Götaland.