Robot bureaucracy in Malmö

Sunday 24 February 2019, Frihetsförmedlingen organizes a meeting on bureaucracy, art and artificial intelligence at STPLN in Malmö. Since one year back we are investigating artificial intelligence in the project KIM Svensson, AI, together with cognitive scientist Simon Winter. Now Frihetsförmedlingen invites you to an afternoon of lectures and discussion in order to think together about the dark side of digitization, the possibilities of bureaucracy and the role of art.

More information about the event Robotbyråkrati (swe)

Contraproduction in Trollhättan

Contraproduction – Everyday Resistance and Logical Short Circuits, is the title of Kanslibyråns new show at Konsthallen Trollhättan. The exhibition covers eleven years of Kanslibyrån’s activities, where two of the most extensive projects is the The Archive of Actions and The Phantom Administration. New to this show is an increased focus on the industrial aspects of our daily lives, portrayed in extensive attempts at deliberately pursuing counter-productive activities.

Opening 12 January 2019 (12.00-16.00) Intruduction by Peter Hagser and invited guest Bengt af Klintberg at 14:00

Alternative logic at Växjö Konsthall

Very welcome to Växjö Konsthall for an afternoon of and irrationality and subjective logic on Saturday 15 December 2018. Kanslibyrån hosts Alternative logic an event in-between performance, workshop, coffee break and school lesson. The day follows a carefully designed and structured model aiming to shift our view of everyday life and charge it with poetic and political content.

Image: Action No. 119: Arrange the fir cones in the forest

Link to the Facebook-event

Basic course for freedom seekers

Together with the artist platform Skogen in Gothenburg, Frihetsförmedlingen gives a one evening course that includes a brief history of labour society, an mapping of the contemporary situation of consumerism and wage-relationships and an introduction to the concepts that Frihetsförmedlingen investigates. The course is part of a series of events that during the autumn of 2018, for more information see the calendar on the website.

Sweden’s freest bureaucrat Cecilia Jonasson

Cecilia Jonasson begins her one year long employment as Sweden’s freest bureaucrat (Sverige friaste byråkrat) in September 2018. The job is a unique position where Cecilia will work towards increased freedom and less wage labour for the multitude. This contradictory employment is both a performative artwork and a paid position. Cecilia will form the artwork together with Frihetsförmedlingen in many activities directed towards both the general public and different institutions.

More information about the project

En svensk robot (2013)

An intricate construction made up of digital objects, videos, sound and texts. The robot is a network of narratives that revolves around themes of violence, power and manipulation. The different narratives are both works of their own and parts of a larger structure. A Swedish robot is an experimental construction made up by equal parts of knowledge, chance and will.

The work is in Swedish and can be experienced on the dedicated website: En svensk robot (best viewed on a computer)

Vildsvinsön (2013)

The project was realized in May 2013 on Mörkö, and island not far from Stockholm. The film is a spoken fictional short-story with animated nature as imagery. It is about an islander that returns to her origin after many years in the city, to rediscover the place and its residents. The story is based on interviews with seven persons that live on Mörkö. Stories about heritage, history, local myths, current developments & economic power were all parts of these conversations. Vildsvinsön is a mash-up and a mixture of all these narratives. It is an interpretation of an old relationship between nobility and peasants and a contemporary relationship between owners and users. The work is in Swedish

The project was made in collaboration with Mörkö bygdegård and Konstfrämjandet. Thanks to Annika, Christhild, Gidde, Margareta, Maria, Sonia, Vivianne, Waltraut och Viktoria.