III

Since it’s soon time for the EU election and nazis are once again visible on the streets of Sweden, and also because the forest fire season is soon upon us and we know who will get blamed for that (also by nazis), we thought it’d be fitting to showcase one of the exhibitions of last year’s AltCom.

So here are all 7 posters from the How to survive a dictatorship III exhibition. The texts were written collectively and the images were drawn by 3 artists from Tusen Serier and CBK. It was an attempt to defuse some of the arguments from the neofascist/neocon/alt-right movement:

By Mattias Elftorp
5 examples of problems that won’t
be solved by stopping immigration:
The health care crisis
Rapes
Forest fires
Class inequality
Postnord (the privatized post service)

By Kinga Dukaj
The Police may serisously damage
you and your surroundings.

By Mattis Telin
The Germans had a word for those
who voted for the nazis not because
they were racists but because they
wanted back to a more glorious past.
That word was “nazi”. Think about how
future history will judge you.

By Mattis Telin
Each year, ca 50 000 people move out of Sweden.
The number of asylum seekers is ca 23 000.
Where is the mass immigration?
[Balloons: Where is it? Where? Where is it?]

By Kinga Dukaj
Taco Friday without multiculture

By Mattias Elftorp
Are you worried about where the country is headed?
Are you longing for a simpler past?
Is it maybe because you were a child back then,
rather than because some people
you don’t know have moved here?

By Mattias Elftorp
To say that we should not receive refugees
but instead help them where they are
is like telling the victims of
the summer forest fires
to wait in their burning houses
until the firefighter arrive.
But there will be no firefighters…

 

Lost at TRAUMA

Due to some technical difficulties and an incident involving a fire extinguisher in the final moments of TRAUMA, we missed two items. So instead we will showcase them a bit extra here.

One was the screening of Klaustrostudio‘s video: Unknown location II

The other one was Schizophrenic Genius who was supposed to have been the last act Saturday:

Hopefully, at some point, we’ll be able to make it up to them at some other upcoming event.

More videos etc will be published at the site in a while, we just need a few weeks of sleep first…

It has been fulfilled…

AltCom 2018 is over and we’re all going through our personal processes of recuperation.

How great was the festival? It may be hard to explain to someone who wasn’t there, but perhaps we’ll be able to put it into words when our brains are back in action again. We’ll also publish a whole bunch of pics and videos here on the site, so if you have any to share (from both AltCom & TRAUMA), please send them to us: info [at] altcomfestival [dot] se

But first, three weeks of vacation. Will be back to working as normal around mid-September…

Workshop @ AltCom 2018: Comics Corner

The first thing happening at AltCom is a workshop at Fanzineverkstaden:

Welcome to a workshop with Ylva Oknelid!

Aug 23, between 15-18

The workshop is an open, creative corner. Come and do some jam comics, folded or accordion zines, carve some linoleum or just hang out. No need to RSVP.

We provide a relaxed and creative environment and some sweet materials
(Age limit: 18)

The anthology is here!

The AltCom 2018 anthology is here!

Look for it to pop up at random places in Malmö during the month before the festival starts (and during the actual festival, of course). If you can’t find it elsewhere, drop by Hybriden, and if that’s closed you can get it at Fanzineverkstaden (Tue-Thu between 15-21 @ Ahlmansgatan 11A).

And it’s for free, as usual!

Participating artists:
Manuel Rodriguez
Mattias Elftorp
Katarzyna Dworaczyk
Seif
Radovan Popovicć
Bojan Milojevic / Asterian
Amalia Alvarez
Ivana Armanini
Aiden Kvarnström
Tom Mortimer
Ole Comoll Christensen
Valtteri Tavast
Henna Räsänen
Line Høstrup
Dahmumu
António José Lopes
Samar Elgyar
Ivana Filipovich
Nicolas Krizan
Štěpánka Jislová
Sharad Sharma
Jose Alaniz
Patrick McEvoy & Randy Valiente
Vladimir Trajanovski
Henrik Rogowski
Predrag Duric & Vlado Nikolovski
Johann Ek Carbayu
Jon Cowen
Olivia Skoglund
Sara El-Masry & Saadany
Wojciech Garncarz
Takwa Saleh Zakaria
Jonas Bengt Svensson

Did we mention that we’re giving it away for free?