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03 Sep 2010




September 4 – September 26, 2010
Opening Saturday September 4, 12–5 pm
Readings from SQUID at 2 pm
Artist Talk Sunday September 5 at 1 pm
Guided Tours Saturdays at 4 pm (except the opening day)
Workshop Saturdays 12–3.30 pm, drop-in for families with children from the age of 4 Opening Hours Tuesday – Sunday 12–5 pm. Wednesday 12–7 pm. Monday closed


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Röda Sten 1
SE-414 51 Gothenburg

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September 4 – September 26, 2010
Röda Sten is proud to announce the launch of PLATFORM – a new structure highlighting a selection of free proposals received by the institution.

Platform is a concept, a free body that intervenes and floats in and out of the fixed program at Röda Sten, appearing at any moment when there are exciting proposals and possibilities to make them happen. Platform thus serves as a “mapping” tool, highlighting ideas and developments from multiple fields, stretching from contemporary art and design, to theatre, dance and music performances, poetry readings, sound art and curatorial projects. Within this structure, Röda Sten works proactively with the artists, giving them the floor and a chance to test their ideas.

The first edition of Platform will feature a selection of the following three proposals:


“I work with paintings that give form to physical body formations, which, in turn, shape interpersonal relations. Or rather one can say that I work with the resulting shifting balances of the latter, within which I can analyze varying power structures and their emotional consequences.”

The exhibition features works from the painting series Rida (2010) and Hilla (2009), as well as the collaborative film project Tyska Tårar – Before the Porch Falls Down on Us – a film which addresses issues of gender and nationalism. The film is made by Sara-Vide Ericson, Hilda Ekeroth and Iris Smedt, and produced by Huluboda Art Association.

More information about Sara-Vide Ericson’s works:

– selected works and projects
“I work with image, text, sound, installations and interventions, as well as collaborative and web based projects. Another way to describe my practice is to say that I work with ”föreställningar” – a Swedish word that, in addition to perception, also refers to preconception and performance. On the one hand, my projects concern the perceptual and cognitive prerequisites for how we as individuals perceive our environs, and on the other hand the social and ideological structures that shape our world view and interaction with others.”

The exhibition features Environmental Dependency Syndrome, an interactive video installation, and SQUID, a collaborative project by Janna Holmstedt, Katja Algert and Martijn van Berkum in the form of an online archive of texts written by professionals from the cultural field. The archive facilitates space for what we call the parallel knowledge that emerges from an investigative, creative process.

More information about Janna Holmstedt's works:
More information about SQUID:


Pre-Specifics: Access X! targets and progressively clarifies stances and design strategies that respond to and adopt the exhibition form as a model for critical inquiry and knowledge production. Taking its title and pronouncing its setting from Vera Bühlmann’s book Pre-Specifics, the project takes up the positioning of variable ”X” to stand for the enlarged sphere of influence that design has achieved via various activities of research, conceptualization and criticality.

Pre-Specifics: Access X! is a two-phase project conducted by Onomatopee, Eindhoven, with assistance from Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm, Vera Bühlmann and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich.

Contributors: Platform for Pedagogy (US), Uglycute (SE), Olaf Nicolai (DE), Dexter Sinister (US), Joana Meroz (NL), Unfold (BE), Metahaven (NL), Lust (NL), Ludovic Balland (CH), Claire Fountaine (FR), Société Réaliste (FR), Ryan Gander (UK), Åbäke (UK), Dave Hullfish Bailey (US) and Florian Conradi / Michelle Christensen (DE).

Curators: Freek Lomme (NL) and Michael Capio (US)

Exhibition design: Dave Keune (NL)

Graphic design: Ludovic Balland (CH)

September 4 – 26

Opening (Phase I) at Röda Sten, Gothenburg, Sweden

Objective: Process stances, formulate objectives, strategies and vocabulary

October 23 – 31

Opening (Phase II) at Onomatopee, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, during 
Dutch Design Week

Objective: Activate Stances

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