The Door-The Visionary Void

Vague Research Studios, Vänmötet 3, Gothenburg, Sweden

The Door – The Visionary Void is aimed at an audience that is interested in artistic methods that engage people and bring about change. The ”door” belongs to Vague Reseach Studios studio in Majorna, Gothenburg, Sweden and is passed daily by residents, craftsmen and dog owners, and many pass to and from the tram, school and pre-school. A small exhibition space that is accessible to a mixed audience at all hours of the day.

The title ”The door – the visionary void” describes the borderland between the public and the private that can give new impetus to visions that affect both the common and the personal. The exhibition space consists of the window in the door to the studio. In this window, we want to show and examine artists’ visions to be a part of creating change. As an artist, developing processes aimed at changes in society is an in-between position, between individual art making and activities in larger groups and associations with specific goals for change. This is a starting point for discussions, and you can listen to them here in the recorded talks with the artists.


Presenting Linnéa M. F. Larsson (Uddebo), 3-26 juni, 2022

Linnéa M. F. Larsson shows the project and publication ’Dreamfactory – the other weaving mill 2021’. The Dreamfactory is an open platform for those interested in coming together in places that bear traces of textile industries. During three editions, the question has been asked in Uddebo, Sjuhärad; where did textile production go? What do we want to do, here and now?

The publication presents ’Dreamfactory – the other weaving mill 2021’; a “budkavle” (budkavle=historical information sharing practice) that is being written and forwarded today in a letter chain that moves in a slow zig-zag pattern across the globe.

Listen to Linnéa M. F. Larsson talking about organizing dialogues as artistic practice (in Swedish) 9:12 min

Linnéa M. F. Larsson is an artist based in Uddebo, a place where new cultural platforms are formed. She initiated the Dreamfactory (Drömfabriken) 2019, which exposes her own confusion to the dominant structures in the world. Simultaneously, issues of ownership, work and finances are examined and processed from different perspectives and with different methods, techniques and materials. L. M. F. Larsson is both passionate about (and also burns) textile in performances and text.


”Dreamfactory – the other weaving mill 2021” by Linnéa M. F. Larsson,
graphic design in collaboration with Karolina Westenhoff .

”Dreamfactory – the other weaving mill 2021” by Linnéa M. F. Larsson,
graphic design in collaboration with Karolina Westenhoff .

Presenting MC Coble (Gbg, SWE) (US), 6-29 Maj, 2022

MC Coble shows the art work ”Movement Transitioning Between Bodies”. This is a new poster in a series of recently developed drawings that begin at the start of Covid-19 as a method of not only processing what was happening but a mode of connecting to others and of political protest.

“Movement Transitioning Between Bodies” reflects on the challenges of making sense of our world in this moment. Bodies fighting for safety from war, for trans* health care, for climate justice. Bodies that are changing, waiting, feeling and resisting. Bodies of water, fur, wind, soil, flesh and roots. Formed by the spaces between. Bodies supporting bodies.

Listen to MC Coble talking about bodies and artistic practice (in English) 9:07 min

MC Coble (hen) is a non-binary trans artist, activist and educator aiming to manifest problems of bodily, societal and symbolic navigation particularly focusing on issues of social injustice and normative boundaries. Often working site-specifically, research-based and collectively, engagement with artistic practices and interventions within and outside of established institutions and the use of activist strategies are integral to Coble’s ways of working.

“Movement Transitioning Between Bodies” by MC Coble
“Movement Transitioning Between Bodies” by MC Coble

Presenting OTALT (Arvika, SWE), 1-29 April, 2022

OTALT shows “Women Walking Talking Grieving”, a performance that explores women’s place in nature, the idea of ​​nature reserves and grief over the loss of habitats. This performance and art project explore how other stories of humans and nature can be created by narratives from non-normative perspectives. By our physical and mental experience, and joint conversations, we delve into the relationship between humans and nature. Being, walking and occupying space in nature reserves become significant parts of creating an embodied process of grieving the loss of biodiversity, landscapes and habitats, as well as climate change and examples of destructive relationships between humans and Earth, and between humans.


Listen to OTALT talking about their work, art and activism (in Swedish) 9:38 min

OTALT is a group of feminist artists based in Arvika working with performance and relational art projects. They often work with art in public space and in connection to local communities where their audiences become collaborators and co-creators in formats belonging to visual art, performance, poetry and cultural heritage. https://www.facebook.com/OTALTarvika  Email: otalt.arvika@gmail.com 

”Women, Walking, Talking, Grieving”
by OTALT
”Women, Walking, Talking, Grieving”
by OTALT