When Hades bursts with blooms by Lena Mattsson
"When Hades bursts with blooms" is the title of my film documentary/HD Video triptych, a collaboration with the Swedish punk icon Stry Terrarie Kanarie, the artist Carin Carlsson and the poet and writer Clemens Altgård. We will go on a journey from the beginning of punk, through the post-punk era to this day. What did the world look like then and what does it look like now?
Simultaneously with the exhibition "Malmö's Burning" at Moderna Museet Malmö 21 April-10 September 2017, I will show "When Hades bursts with blooms" at Molekyl Gallery as a single screen. I will also show some other new work that focus on the same theme.
At Moderna Museet Malmö " When Hades bursts with blooms " will be synchronized in a video triptych especially made for the occasion.
When Hades Burst With Blooms by Lena Mattsson with Stry Terrarie Kanarie, Carin Carlsson and Clemens Altgård has been selected for this years Portobello Film Festival 2020, and will be shown on Monday 7 September 2020 at the Muse Gallery, 269 Portobello Road, London, W11 1LR between 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
On this very personal journey you will meet people, listen to music, poetry and poems that has had an impact on me as a person and an artist. A travel through time and space, where I highlight the late 70s with focus on the 80s and the joint towards the 90s. Where we were young and angry. Where money was not everything! Where we lived our lives like every day was the last.
In my film/video triptych, I highlight the origin of Swedish punk and post-punk. We get to follow the punk icon Stry Terrarie Kanarie who will tell us about his musical deeds, his love and the money.
Stry started the the band "Kriminella Gitarrer" and probably released the first Swedish punk record, "Vårdad klädsel/Förbjudna Ljud". Stry was one of the musicians and songwriters in Ebba Grön and Rymdimperiet, which later became Imperiet. He also started his own musical projects and bands such as Besökarna, Garbochock, Stry & Stripparna, Babylon Blues, Stry & the OlgaMagoo among others. Stry is one of Sweden’s most influential musicians and songwriters and has moved and inspired a number of people with his songs and music from the 70s to today.
Carin Carlsson is a gifted painter who will be telling us what it was like as a young person to experience the energy of punk and it´s literature, it´s meaning for the art and culture in Malmö. Possibly this was the breeding ground for why Malmö later became such an interesting art city.
Last but not least, the writer and poet, the critic and gang leader Clemens Altgård will tell us about "Malmöligan", a group of poets, where now famous and established writers such as Kristian Lundberg, Håkan Sandell and Martti Soutkari took part.
The literary group also included the writer and film director Lucas Moodysson and Per Linde who is now doing research and being a lecturer in Interaction Design at Malmö University. The members of "Malmöligan" were young and very gifted guys, armed with the written word and literary manifest.
The film/video triptych illuminates and exposes issues around gender, identity and politics, in a time influenced by neoliberalism and capitalism, where the burning topic was humanism versus capitalism, just as it is today. What can we learn from the time that has passed?
Participating photographers in the film/HD Video triptych:
Monika Norrby, Lars Sundestrand, Magnus Gustafsson, Mats Liljegren, Anders Torgander, Anders Påhlson, Hans Aarenstrup, Roger Hynne, Nicklas Östergren, Örjan Gerhardsson, Mia Bengtsson Plynning, Mikael Forth, Henrik Jonsson, Magnus Christiansson, Bosse Magnusson, Marianne Andersson, Carin Carlsson, Birgitta Olsson, Anna Bring, Tomas Malmqvist, Erik Wenster, Thomas Johansson, Per-Anders Jörgensen.
Paulina Hårleman, Galleri T.V. Malvin Louis Enoksen, Clemens Altgård, Lena Mattsson, Madeleine Grive, Magnus Af Geijerstam and Ola Stark among others.
The video-clip from 1988 ”Peel me a grape” is by Virgil Dejarv also featuring Virgil Dejarv and Lena Mattsson. The video film ”Last Zon Triology”from the same year is by Ola Åstrand featuring himself.
Music: Stry Terrarie Kanarie
remastered for the documentary film/HD Video triptych ”When Hades bursts with blooms”
Besökarna, Garbochock, Babylon Blues, Ebba Grön, Stry & The OlgaMagoo, Stry & Stripparna, Blödarna,
Length of the documentary film/HD Video triptych: 58.30 min.
Text by Lena Mattsson
Translated into English by Kristin Lidgren