The Strange Half-absence of Wandering at Night

En karta ritad av en av deltagarna i audio-promenaden ”still here sometimes there”. 2011.
Copyright: Johanna Steindorf

The Strange Half-absence of Wandering at Night

Audio-Walk 17 December, at 2.30 pm (duration approx. 40 min.)
Meeting point: Marabouparken entrance (Subway: Sundbyberg Centrum)

Register: RVSP via email info@gap-art.org, before the 17 December 2016 (max. 30 participants)

Further details: Free admission. Held in English. 

Please bring your own mobile device/mp3 player and headphones. A download link to the mp3 file will be provided when registered. The walk will take place in all weathers, so please dress warm.

The Strange Half-absence of Wandering at Night

The exhibition Rethinking Flânerie at Marabouparken is accompanied by Johanna Steindorf’s audio-walk The Strange Half-Absence of Wandering at Night. In this audio-walk, participants accompany a female protagonist through the park and neighborhood at dusk. The walk reflects upon the female flâneur – the flâneuse – and the situation for women in public space. It mixes narrative, text excerpts, music and field recordings. The sun sets while the participant walks, bringing out other qualities of this environment.

Rethinking Flânerie is a group exhibition at Marabouparken that presents artworks by the international artists Nisrine Boukhari, Santiago Mostyn and Johanna Steindorf, who challenge the well-known concept of the flâneur in the 21st century. The exhibition curated by Elena Jarl and Iliane Kiefer, will feature photography, films and installations, which raise questions about gender, migration, home and exile.

The figure of the flâneur which was revived in French literature in the 19th century, has until today been widely debated in various disciplines. In the 20th century, artists reused flânerie and created new strategies of walking in the city to problematize the effects of capitalism on a changing urban landscape. Even if certain historical legacies still shape the perception of the flâneur today, Nisrine Boukhari, Santiago Mostyn and Johanna Steindorf show how present manifestations may be a necessity. As contemporary wanderers, travellers and even as a flâneuse they show new strategies to process personal conflicts and social inequalities. The artworks offer different means to experience a variety of narratives, encouraging the audience to rethink flânerie today.

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Learn more about the exhibition Rethinking Flânerie

Johanna Steindorf (b.1982) is a German-Brazilian media artist based in Germany. She holds a Ph.D. from the Bauhaus-University in Weimar’s Media Arts department. Her research is based on the audio-walk as an artistic strategy to highlight questions of gender and migration. She is currently a teacher and research assistant at University of Cologne and has participated in various international conferences. Her work has mostly been presented in Germany and Brazil, the show at Marabouparken is her first exhibition in Sweden.