It’s all in me – writing immigrant women’s history

The presence of immigrant women in the history of Malmö has been virtually nonexistent throughout the past 100 years. The life and work of these women seem to be invisible in the writing of public memory, even though their existence has played a crucial part in the development of Malmö.

“IT’S ALL IN ME” is an attempt to reshape this historical oversight and bring about a collective awareness of the immigrant women living in Malmö. The project is simple – we ask the public to listen to their stories and then write them down. The idea is to make history writing a collaborative process that is ongoing and growing by every contribution of the people of Malmö.

In collaboration with: Anna Navndrup Pedersen, Isabel Valdés Marín, Franziska Tachtler, Martin Krogh MattuckSimon Theis Hansen and Women Making History, Malmö

The Box project

The box project was one of the assignments at Beckmans Akademi in Malmö. The instructions was to write a short story that later would be visualised with the help of an ordinary moving box. I did not have any clear vision on what to do, instead I decided let my fantasy lead the way in a non judging way.

Short story (in Swedish):
Väntan var lång. När skulle han komma? Filmen vi lånat var inte så bra, men jag visste att min favorit skulle spela i den. Det var som om vi var menade för varandra, jag och min favorit. Det kändes så himla starkt. Det värkte någonstans i magtrakten, en molande känsla som påminde lite om magont. Fast på ett bra sätt. Och sen var filmen slut. Han kom aldrig. Jag spolade tillbaka lite, men han var inte med då heller fastän han stod med i rollistan. Eller vänta… Fan! Det var ju Robin Williams, inte ROBBIE WILLIAMS, det stod!



Guinea pig calendar

Some people make a yearly calendar with pictures of their kids, others make one with their guinea pigs. A foggy day in November I held a photoshoot in a living room in south London. The two guinea pigs that were the models of the day were placed in twelve different background sets, one for each month of the year. We bribed them with green beens and the end result became a proper calendar for the near and dear ones.