Throughout the year 2014 we have directed our focus on the parallels between historical right-wing movements such as the one Gabriele D’Annunzio (1863-1938) represents – the protagonist of Johan Furåker’s exhibition – and similar contemporary tendencies in the Scandinavian societies.
With Furåker’s exhibition “A Poet in Need of an Empire” at Ping Pong Gallery, Malmö, as a starting point, we invited Maj Hasager, Oscar K, Henrik Arnstad and the exhibiting artist Johan Furåker to write a letter each to someone from someone relating to the overall thematics. Also, we are publishing two essays by Lisbeth Bonde and Göran Hägg, respectively, who are presenting Gabriele D’Annunzio in closer detail.
The letters, which are very different in character and form, were read aloud in the gallery on 16 March 2014, while the fanzine Woodpecker Letters #1 were printed in our temporary Risograph print shop run by Beast Studio.
Edition: 150 copies
Design: Joakim Olsson
Risoprint: Beast Studio
With support from
Malmö Stad (SE)