The Sweded Session

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  • 2010

The Session is a group of eight artists and designers, 
based in Amsterdam, that has published thematic and interdisciplinary zines since September 2007. The Session does not work with a standard form 
or a recurrent basic theme, but produces on the basis of a regular 
process, where each issue is led by one of the eight members. 
This person is also responsible for editing, design and 
production. For every session, a number of guests are invited to participate. For this issue, The Session will be working around the theme ‘sweded’, referring to Michel Gondry’s movie Be Kind Rewind, in which the main characters start to recreate movies; using themselves as actors, playing with cheap special effects and calling it ‘a sweded film’.

The Sweded Session can be an imitation, a copy, a paraphrase, a re-make, a new-make, a reenactment of something (anything) already 
existing. It can also deal with the direct association with Sweden, since The Session is leaving Amsterdam for Malmö for one week. Any direct involvement or interpretation of Sweden would consequently become something ‘sweded’. The Sweded Session will be executed during the week in Malmö and The Session will invite local artists to participate and contribute with works, resulting in a publication and an exhibition.

Participating artists:
Tomas Adolfs
Staffan Björk
Nadine Byrne
Richard Daun
Orpheu de Jong
Aron Fleming Falk
Jens Henricson
Rebecca Larsson
Lina Linde
Kalle Mattsson
Lisa Nyberg
Our Polite Society
Tarja Szaraniec
Monica Tormell
Amber Van den Eeden

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Thanks to Fonds BKVB.