Spekulativa Juntan, Lagaplan, Stockholm Konst sommarutställning, 2020, foto: Naina Helén Jåma
Spekulativa Juntan is an artist run initiative by Kajsa Wadhia, Maria Stiernborg, Mariana Suikkanen Gomes and Anna Kinbom. It is a conversation based artwork where we read sci-fi and speculative feminism together, while creating collective craft-ornaments.
Spekulativa Juntan aims to initiate new ways to meet within and through art. It provides a shared space to collectively invest time in trying out a hybrid of two well known formats: the reading circle and the sewing circle.
The times we live in give rise to feelings of hopelessness around climate change, inequality, racism and politics. Reading texts within sci-fi and speculative feminism, we want to take part of alternative fantasies of possible and impossible futures.
To give voice to alternative narratives, reading aloud together, and listening to stories that entail speculative power shifts and unexpected revolutionary forces, pushes our boundaries of the imaginable and challenges the hegemony of the dominant narratives.
Working with our hands offers the idea of taking matters into your own hands, it gives a sense of productivity that can have a ripple effect for participants. It can give a sense of hope, a feeling that it is possible to change things in a positive direction and make a difference. With speculative feminism we are training our ability to dream new dreams together.
The work suits different venues and contexts, such as libraries, galleries, public squares, and more.
Juntor until now:
-Verkstad Konsthall via Zoom, June 2020
“The Camille Stories- children of the compost” from “Staying
with the Trouble- Making kin in the chthulucene” by Donna Haraway
“ Mother of invention” by Nnedi Okorafor
Collective mobile ornament
-Biblioteket i Bagarmossen, Stockholm Konst curated by Frida Cornell, June-August 2020
“Trollkarlen från övärlden” by Ursula K Leguin,
“Fredsskaparen” by Malorie Blackman
“Inte som du” by Johanna Schreiber and Ida Ömalm Ronvall
Four collective mobile ornaments exhibited at the library afterwords.
-Högkultur i Högdalen, December 2019
”Sisters of the Revolution” (red. Ann and Jeff Vandermeer)
-Sommartorg Rågsved på Rågsveds torg, September 2019
”Händelsehorisonten” av Balsam Karam
-Högkultur, Högdalen, June 2019
Kindred” by Octavia E Butler
Collective mobile ornament
-Cyklopen, Högdalen, May 2019
”De kommer att drunkna i sina mödrars tårar” by Johannes Anyuru
Decorating plant bags for the fence outside the venue
-Hagsätra Collective, Bandhagen, April 2019
”The Left Hand of Darkness” by Ursula K Le Guin
-Köttinspektionen, Uppsala, March 2019
”Ett nytt atlantis” by Ursula K Le Guin