Conny Karlsson Lundgren

Conny Karlsson Lundgren participates in the exhibition with the work We Feel a Desire for Caresses by Men (The Gothenburg Affair) which consists of an installation and a performance.

We Feel a Desire for Caresses by Men (The Gothenburg Affair) is based on an infamous trial in the late 1930s against a circle of homosexual men in Gothenburg. The legal proceedings investigated the network of this circle and the narratives that emerged are deeply influenced by the criminology and forensic psychology of the time.

The performance includes excerpts from the interrogations, delivered as a monologue by the performer, in dialogue with a small collection of erotic photos found in the home of one of the men. In the monologue, the actor alternates between the accused and the prosecutor. Two objects distinguish the two perspectives: an interrogation chair for the accused and a podium for the prosecutor. Part of the work consists of a specially-made edit of Jazzgossen, a song by Karl Gerhard from 1922, by the duo [inaudible], based on samples and filtered sounds from the original. The Jazzgossen lyrics are an early description of a subculture of men who use feminine-coded attributes and expressions, and the revue song may have been heard often at the circle’s many dances.

The performance is shown on Wednesdays at 16.30, 17.30 and 18.30, as well as Fridays and Saturdays at 13.30, 14.30 and 15.30 during the entire exhibition period. The work is shown in Swedish or English, see information in the reception for the current day or dates below.

Performers: Eddie Mio Larson, Ido Grinberg
Script: Conny Karlsson Lundgren and Clara Diesen
Music: [inaudible] (Amanda Lindbom Edwall & Johan Sundell)

The material is from the archives of the Gothenburg Court and Magistrate’s Office, the National Archives, in Gothenburg.

Still Life photographed with Mike Karlsson Lundgren.

Played in English the following dates: 14/1, 15/1, 19/1, 28/1, 29/1, 2/2, 9/2, 11/2, 12/2, 16/2, 25/2, 26/2, 2/3, 11/3, 12/3, 16/3, 23/3, 25/3

Played in Swedish the following dates: 5/1, 7/1, 8/1, 12/1, 21/1, 22/1, 26/1, 4/2, 5/2, 18/2, 19/2, 23/2, 4/3, 5/3, 9/3, 18/3, 19/3, 26/3