Woodpecker Letters #1 (2014)

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.

Participants

Henrik Arnstad

Lisbeth Bonde
Johan Furåker

Maj Hasager

Göran Hägg

Oscar K

Info

Language: English
Released 2014

Edition: 150 copies

ISBN: 978-91-980977-3-3

 

Design: Joakim Olsson

Risoprint: Beast Studio

 

With support from

Malmö Stad (SE)

Click here to get to Johan Furåker's homepage and read "In the Realm of the Poet", a project presentation by Lisbeth Bonde
or click here to read the essay "Gabriele D’Annunzio" by Göran Hägg.

Installation view from Johan Furåker's show "A Poet in Need of an Empire" at Galleri Ping Pong in Malmö, SE.

Installation view from Johan Furåker's show "A Poet in Need of an Empire" at Galleri Ping Pong in Malmö, SE.

Johan Furåker: "A Father of a Nation", 2014
Oil on mdf, 70 cm x 50 cm

Installation view from Johan Furåker's show "A Poet in Need of an Empire" at Galleri Ping Pong in Malmö, SE.

 

 

The concept of Furåker's show became the base for preparing Woodpecker Letters #1 and it was also the frame for our event where the letters by Henrik Arnstad, Johan Furåker, Maj Hasager and Oscar K were read aloud and the fanzine was printed in our temporary Risograph print shop run by Beast Studio.

 

The fanzine is designed by Joakim Olsson in collaboration with Johan Furåker, Beast Studio and Woodpecker Projects.

 

 

With support from
Malmö Stad (SE)

Galleri Ping Pong (SE)