Photo: artist's archive


Sweden / 2016
Film Installation

Experimental film about unwanted childlessness in a world where normative heterosexual relationships dictate who can become parents and in what way. When it comes to reproduction, our merciless bodies reduce us to merely a set sex or given gender. But the longing for children is not limited to our bodies, and the possibility of pregnancy can be gifted, shared and undertaken together.

The author on the project: “The darkness is about being able to focus on our bodies and our body parts, while providing the necessary intimacy required for the film. Nakedness without exhibitionism. Bodies without ownership. Body parts belonging to a large family body instead of individuals. The idea of filming loose body parts, both incoherent, disconnected from each other and intertwined, felt important for the film. Important for us. Important for the notion of the family. That there are many who belong in different ways. I knew early on that the film would be very dark, with inconsistent and moving light, and would by all means be filmed in Super 8. These three distinct starting points formed the basis of the film project in 2011.”

Opening talk between Anna Linder and Jasmina Šepetavc.

// in English //

Free entry. 

In the frame of the project Performing Gender - Dance makes differences.

Spermwhore is part of the research project Queer Moving Images at Valand Academyd.

Film: Anna Linder
Cast: Anna Linder, Hanna Högstedt, Juli Apponen, Zafire Vrba, Niika Linder, Rio Gäredal
Cinematographers: Maja Borg, Annika Busch
Editor and Super-8 Treatment: Maja Borg
Sewing: Anna Linder
Music: Erika Angell
Lyrics: Anna Linder, Hanna Högstedt, Juli Apponen, Zafire Vrba
Sound: Jan Alvermark
Graphic design: Josefin Herolf
Colorist: Per Sjökvist, Filmlance International
Online: Jonas Eriksson, Filmlance International
Tatoo: Sole, StaDemonia Tattoo Barcelona, Filmed on a Beaulieu 6008 PRO
Runner: Anders Rundberg
Producer: Anna Linder
Production Company: Big Human Productions. Financial Support by the Swedish Research Council, Valand Academy, and the Swedish Film Institute; film commissioners: Andreas Fock and Andra Lasmanis. 

Organization: City of Women. In cooperation with Alkatraz Gallery. 
Supported by The Swedish Arts Council.

Date and time of event: 
Oct 08th 19:00 - Oct 15th 19:00
Place of event: 
Galerija Alkatraz
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