SUPERMARKET TALKS & PERFORMANCE PROGRAMME
TALKS & PERFORMANCE have formed a vital part of the art fair since it began with the aim to stimulate the interest of the broad public in questions, topics and trends relevant to contemporary art.

See Supermarket 2021 Talks & Performance programme below

SUPERMARKET TALKS functions as an open space for talks, presentations and debates on contemporary art and its relation to society in general. The previous themes have been Art of the Future (2009), Documentation/Non-documentation (2010), The Absent Hub (2011), The Waiting Room of Eternity (2012), Happiness (2013), Difference(s) (2014), Invisibility – who represents who? (2015), 10th anniversary of Supermarket (2016), Intimacy (2017), Legacy: who will survive and what will be left of them? (2018) and Temporary moratorium: all allowed? (2019), and Fabricated (2020). The theme of SUPERMARKET 2021 is Shapeshifters.

SUPERMARKET PERFORMANCE shows works by performance artists from around the world both on- and off-stage, and offers a range of performances from durational pieces to interactive or lecture performances. Live Action, Lokal_30, No Budget Performance, Stoff – Stockholm Fringe Fest, PAiN – Performance Art in Norrbotten, Fylkingen, PALS – Performance Art Links, and many more have been important contributors to the programme.

You can browse through the previous years’ programme folders here.

Laura Cemin, ‘O’. Photo: Pär Elfventyr.

THURSDAY 14 October

11.30 TALK
International performance art trends
Pınar Derin Gençer (TR/SE)

Artist, curator and founder of the performance art platforms Istanbul Performance Art and Stockholm Performance Art, Pınar Derin Gençer, invites artists, who participate in this year’s Performance programme at Supermarket 2021 to discuss the current trends in international performance art. Together they will reflect on the origins and recent developments of the performance art and its relation to other art movements and society.
With: Pasi Autio (FI), Marisa Cornejo (CL/FR/CH), Sara Koller (CH), Maria Norrman (SE), Hanga Séra (HU/CH)
Duration: 1 h. Location: Talks & Performance Stage

13.00 TALK
Slå tillbaka!
Konstfrämjandet
Så kan konsten försvaras i tider av högerextremism

Svepande uttryck som ”Menskonst”, ”Samhällspositiv konst”, och till och med ”svenskfientlig konst”, illa underbyggda kommunala kulturbudgetbesparingar med politisk underton, utfrusna konsthallschefer. Allt det här kan räknas in i den verklighet som konstarbetare i hela landet ställs inför i takt med att det politiska samtalet förråas, ekonomiseras och underkastas en debatt med alltmer auktoritära undertoner. ”Ta inte striden om kulturkriget”, säger vissa. Vi säger: Försvara dig! Konstfrämjandet håller ett samtal som ger konkreta tips och som förklarar varför det är viktigt att inte låta tystnaden råda.
Samtalet, arrangerat av Folkrörelsernas Konstfrämjande, kommer även att innehålla en lansering och tid för diskussion.
Medverkande: Per Hasselberg, verksamhetschef Folkrörelsernas Konstfrämjande, Mattias Irving, politisk sekreterare i Socialdemokrater för Tro & Solidaritet och expert på extremhögern, My Sobelius, vice förbundsordförande för RFSU och redaktör för tidskriften Kurage
Moderator: Paulina Sokolow, verksamhetsutvecklare Folkrörelsernas Konstfrämjande
Duration: 1 h. Location: Talks & Performance Stage

14.30 TALK
SUPERMARKET Art Shots I
A two-part series of short presentations in pecha-kucha format by Supermarket’s exhibitors and Professional Networking Participants. Each participant presents in ten minutes and ten images their project or initiative, delivering various angles on the Swedish and international artist-run scene.
Among participating initiatives are: Weronika Bela, ID:I (SE), Niamh Brown,Ormston House (IE), Pernilla Iggström/Christine Manderla, ArtCan (GB), Mehregan Meysami, Paadmaan Projects (IR), Alannah Robins, Interface (IE)
Duration: 1 h. Location: Talks & Performance Stage

16.00 TALK
Swiss Hub at Supermarket 2021:
Publication launch

Official book launch of the publication Swiss Hub at Supermarket 2021 produced by Supermarket in collaboration with the Embassy of Switzerland in Sweden as a part of the special Swiss exhibition at Supermarket 2021.
With: Alice Máselníková (Supermarket – Stockholm Independent Art Fair), Benita Funke (Embassy of Switzerland in Sweden), BODY&SOUL, espace libre Visarte Biel/Bienne, Sonnenstube, Voltage and Window of Fame
Duration: 1 h. Location: Talks & Performance Stage

17.30 PERFORMANCE
ANTHROPOMORPHIC DELUSION
GUSTAF BROMS (SE)

BEING in a time and place,
where identification with the thin membrane of skin,
as container of self, is slowly dissolving,
as borders between beings evaporate,
the environment disintegrates into
a myriad of sentient beings.
Duration: 30 min. Location: Talks & Performance Stage

18.30 MUSIC
GHLOW
Emille de Blanche (SE) and Nikolay Evdokimov (RU)

GHLOW’s album Slash and Burn was released in April 2021 on underground label PNKSLM Recordings. Merging electronica with live instruments, they create a haunting and energetic electronic punk/alternative rock style and fuse their lived experiences and passion for genre-blending sounds into visceral, intense soundscapes.
Duration: 1 h. Location: Talks & Performance Stage

20.00 PERFORMANCE
Bird Disco
PASI AUTIO (FI) & SAKU KOISTINEN (FI)
Concerned by reports of a drastic decline in the worldwide bird population Pasi Autio was inspired to create Bird Disco in which he has synthesised natural birdsong into rhythmic, minimalist, psychedelic disco hits, while dancer Saku Koistinen has created the choreography based on typical avian movements. In the performance Saku dances to a ‘chirpy beat’ in front of the audience who can join in the dance by following Saku´s movements, or with their own style.
Duration: 25 min. Location: Talks & Performance Stage

21.00 PERFORMANCE
Searching for my Inner Elvis, In a Post-Elvis Society
Maja Fredin (SE)

Wearing a hand-crafted costume Maja Fredin will transform into an impersonation of an Elvis impersonator and perform a karaoke medley as a way of exploring what she sees as human nature’s unhealthy longing for luxury and abundance. In thinking about excess, production and capitalism, Fredin proposes Elvis Presley as the ‘perfect symbol for human-as-product.’
Duration: 15 min. Location: Talks & Performance Stage

Thursday OFFSTAGE

11.00 PERFORMANCE
C.A. (CZ)
C.A. is a performance that consists of discussions and interactions with visitors and participants at Supermarket 2021. It is a subtle intervention that can be experienced throughout the opening day. The performance explores topics connected with the economic aspects of art; participation, networking, building new fruitful relationships and investment.
Duration: All day. Location: Offstage / All around the venue

12.00 PERFORMANCE
Über Eats
Axel Berger (SE)

Axel Berger’s work can be deceivingly simple at first sight, its complexity only revealing itself slowly over time. With subtlety and curiosity Berger’s durational performance Über Eats presents us with a food-delivery courier ‘hanging-out’ at the fair, sitting and lying on the floor with his attention directed inward. In witnessing this performance we are invited to consider the reality around us in a way that challenges our perception.
Duration: 1 h. Location: Offstage / All around the venue

12.00 PERFORMANCE
Free Personal Attention
Chih Tung Lin (FI)

You can shop for Free Personal Attention at the artist’s stand. During the span of ten minutes, the artist will pay full attention to you – all you have to do is to relax and stay open-minded. Primarily, you will choose one character from a list of options, which then determines what activities you will be doing with the artist. The performance is inspired by ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response). To create sensational experiences like ASMR videos do, the artist triggers multiple sensory experiences. As a consumer of the virtual trend themselves, the artist is interested in how the ASMRists build their relationships with the audience, and in the current trend of people seeking and providing care and intimacy online.
Durational: 2 h / 10 min per person. Location: Offstage / Sailor’s Dream, 1st floor
Supported by Frame Contemporary Art Finland.
Due to Covid concerns, the artist asks you to wear a mask while participating in this event.

16.00 PERFORMANCE
CONNECT
Nina Fountedakis (AT)

CONNECT plays with the topic of connectivity, the strength of the individual and the collective, as well as the (s)pace and percipience of time. Apparently insignificant individual elements, like blades of grass are interwoven into a rope and become important and resilient components of a durable whole. The intention of having a durational performance is to open a space of contemplation and presence and create a sense of intimacy.
Duration: 3 h / 15 min per person Location: Offstage / Sailor’s Dream, 1st floor

17.00 PERFORMANCE
Control
Michael Hamory (SE) and Linnea Söderbäck (SE)

Control is an exploration of the way the chain of problem-react­ion-solution is used to reproduce power and gain control. This type of pattern can be found in many parts of our society in a world where fear is being used as a tool to gain control. In this performance Hamory sets out to visualise this phenomenon with a non-verbal interaction between two individuals.
Duration: 10–15 min. Location: Offstage / Glass Stage, 2nd floor

18.00 PERFORMANCE
Droplets
Maria Hilmersson Landgren (SE)

Maria Hilmersson Landgren works with sound through sculpture, performance, video and installation. Her performance piece Droplets is created by dropping washers on threaded metal rods that are mounted on a resonant box of plywood. These washers create different melodies while they are zigzagging down the rods, some fall quickly while others fall more slowly, like the rain in its various stages of changing shape.
Duration: 20–30 min. Location: Offstage / Seagull’s Corner, 2nd floor

18.30 PERFORMANCE
The Cassandra Cycle: Urges
Joanne Grüne-Yanoff (SE/US)

In her work, Joanne Grüne-Yanoff examines the individual’s charged relationship with the outside world. She does so through a character, Cassandra, a grounded being who watches the sky, thinking about flight. In this theatrical, promenading performance, six Cassandras will roam the fair, wearing eggshell crowns and shoes decorated with wings and feathers, occasionally pausing to observe us in between flapping, jumping and reaching in a bid to take flight.
With: Atorina Adam (SE/IQ), Marieke Bos (NL), Manuela Cripps (AU/FR), Lucia Grbic (HR), Joanne Grüne-Yanoff (US/SE), Till Grüne-Yanoff (DE/SE)
Duration: 1 h. Location: Offstage / All around the venue

19.00 PERFORMANCE
Millennium Star performs at Supermarket 2021
Millennium Star | Maria Norrman (SE)

In this ode to the sea and Stockholm, Millennium Star (a.k.a. Maria Norrman) will mime to Swedish schlager and revue songs from the 1930s & 40s in praise of the nautical life and life in Stockholm, albeit with a slight political edge.
Millennium Star is Maria Norrman’s drag persona, whom she performs as in different settings. This character allows her to explore an existence on the side of the gender binary where a more fluid state can exist.
Duration: 2 h. Location: Offstage / Admiral’s Seat, 2nd floor

19.30 PERFORMANCE
Audiokopter
Sebastian Öberg (SE)
Audiokopters are machines with rotating long-distance horn-speakers that cast sound far away to reverberate back from buildings and walls. The sounds will be played on an instrument with a rotating rosin wheel and a computerised machine in an open-air performance which is best heard from the terrace. Sebastian Öberg is a composer and cellist who played with well known bands Fläskkvartetten, Tant Strul, Fläsket brinner, Stadion Der Jugend and Älgarnas trädgård.
Duration. 15–20 min. Location: Offstage / Roof, 2nd floor
Visitors can hear the performance from the terrace, 3rd floor

20.30 PERFORMANCE
Safe place [.] Incarnate
Konrad Juscinski (PL)

In his project Safe place [.] Incarnate Konrad Juściński wishes to invoke and reflect on the concept of safe space, place and utopia with a particular focus on ‘questions and issues concerning the human being existing in space.’
Working with a large black balloon, models of human bones, sticks and sound generated from a device made by the artist, Juściński explores this idea by investigating the common contexts of these objects; material and bodily.
Duration: 25 min. Location: Offstage / Seagull’s Corner, 2nd floor

FRIDAY 15 October

11.30 TALK
Europeiska samarbeten: potential, utmaningar och finansiering
Kreativa Europa Desk Sverige/Kulturrådet

Flera av våra största utmaningar kräver både kollektiva insatser och ofta europeiskt eller internationellt samarbete. Konst och kultur kan ha en avgörande roll för att skapa dialog och sammanhållning. Europeiska samarbeten ger nya perspektiv och främjar konstnärlig utveckling. Samtidigt är det inte alltid lätt att samarbeta och att bygga upp långsiktiga strukturer. Under seminariet berättar ansvariga från Candyland, Färgfabriken och Historieberättarna om hur de arbetar med projekt inom EU-programmet Kreativa Europa. I seminariet berättar paneldeltagarna om sina erfarenheter av att planera och genomföra europeiska samarbeten, vad dessa samarbeten har betytt för dem och för organisationens utveckling. De ger även tips till er som är intresserade av att samarbeta europeiskt inom ramen för Kreativa Europa.
Medverkande: Anusha Caroline Andersson, verksamhetsledare för Historieberättarna, Andreas Ribbung, bildkonstnär och en av grundarna till det konstnärsdrivna galleriet Candyland och Daniel Urey, processledare vid Färgfabriken.
Moderator: Bongi MacDermott, enhetschef för Kommunikation och omvärld, Kulturrådet.
Arrangörer: Kreativa Europa Desk Sverige – Kultur i samarbete med Supermarket
Duration: 1 h. Location: Talks & Performance Stage

13.00 TALK
Presenting Ephemeral Care
Ephemeral Care

Ephemeral Care is a digital platform dedicated to ethics, practice and strategies in artist-led and self-organised initiatives. At Supermarket 2021 they will introduce the whos, whats, whys and hows of Ephemeral Care and also share their aims for the future and let you know how you can get involved in the project.
With: Giulia Busetti (CH), Joe Rowley (UK/SE) and Hanna Skoglar (SE)
Duration: 1 h. Location: Talks & Performance Stage

14.30 PERFORMANCE
PLANT STILLNESS
Antonio Irre (IT)

Do plants move? How fast? Why do they move? How do they sense the environment? Do they share information and nutrients? A performer and a plant share a space for a limited time of the day. How do they sense the sun? Are they comfortable with the environment? Can they communicate with each other? Stillness, dance, improvised poetry, fragrances and scientific explanations are the ingredients of a public performative meeting conducted by the artist and researcher Antonio Irre in cooperation with prof. Ninkovic (Ecology Center, SLU) and Barbara D’Altoe (Maison Ròde).
Duration 20 min. Location: Talks & Performance Stage

15.30 TALK
Tour de Suisse:
the artist-run scene in Switzerland

As a part of the special Swiss exhibition at Supermarket 2021, we welcome five artist-run spaces from different regions in Switz­erland to a panel discussion on the various issues connected to the artist-run scene. Each Swiss initiative will present their programme, visions, and ways of working and collaborating in local and international context.
Moderator: Christoph Draeger (CH)
Participating initiatives: BODY&SOUL, Geneva; espace libre Visarte, Biel/Bienne; Sonnenstube, Lugano; Voltage, Basel; Window of Fame, Zürich
Duration: 1 h. Location: Talks & Performance Stage

17.00 PERFORMANCE
It’s not so Grimm
The Carousel Institute of Arts (GB) with ZsaZsa Hessels (NL)
We at The Carousel Institute of Arts would like to tell you a story, a tale. An interpretation of an event that may, or may not have happened. Our narrator will lead visitors through a recorded tale that may have been present during a gathering or two at the Carousel Institute of Arts space. A tale from the Rabbit’s Chair that leads towards our own fabricated versions of carnivalesque happenings through film and live performance.
Duration: 30 min. Location: Talks & Performance Stage

18.00 PERFORMANCE CANCELLED
A Free Woman
Marisa Cornejo (CL/FR/CH)
The performance piece A Free Woman reflects on processes of commemoration in the context of forced migration. The artists will print linocuts, made by her father and artist Eugenio Cornejo, with her bare skin on paper. A series of her father’s documents from the 1970s will be projected and will show his hopes and struggle to be accepted as a refugee in Europe. Marisa Cornejo will read one of her father’s letters and simultaneously translate from French to English. The audience is encouraged to write down the letter as they listen. The artist’s prints and the audience’s letters are then collected to be sent afterwards to Museo de la Memoria in Chile.

Duration: 30 min. Location: Talks & Performance Stage

18.30 TALK
KVADRENNALEN:
a PLATFORM FOR CONTEMPORARY ART TO RESPOND
TO POLITICAL THREATs
KVADRENNALEN | Thierry Mortier (BE)

KVADRENNALEN is a PLATFORM FOR CONTEMPORARY ART TO RESPOND TO POLITICAL THREATs that want to curb or control the free arts. It is a nine-month, nationwide, artist-run art programme that runs parallel to the political agenda of an election year, from 11 January until election day, 11 September 2022.
KVADRENNALEN aims to unite the largest possible group of artists and artist-run organisations (across the disciplines; visual, sound, stage, word,…) in Sweden before the impending radical political shift becomes a reality.
The talk will be followed by a 30 min Q&A and open discussion with the audience.
Duration: 1 h. Location: Talks & Performance Stage

Friday OFFSTAGE

12.00 PERFORMANCE
Axel Berger (SE)
Über Eats

Axel Berger’s work can be deceivingly simple at first sight, its complexity only revealing itself slowly over time. With subtlety and curiosity Berger’s durational performance Über Eats presents us with a food-delivery courier ‘hanging-out’ at the fair, sitting and lying on the floor with his attention directed inward. In witnessing this performance we are invited to consider the reality around us in a way that challenges our perception.
Duration: 1 h. Location: Offstage / All around the venue

12.30 PERFORMANCE
Trace
Pınar Derin Gençer (TR/SE)

Having worked with concepts related to memory in previous performances, artist and curator Pınar Derin Gençer explores in her piece Trace the process of remembering and forgetting based on the research on memory processes by psychologist Hermann Ebbinghaus. What is left of a moment, what do we remember and what will be forgotten? What stories and memories are we telling ourselves?
Duration: 30 min. Location: Offstage / Entrance

13.00 PERFORMANCE
It’s not so Grimm
The Carousel Institute of Arts (GB) with Zsa Zsa (NL)

A member of The Carousel Institute of Arts will roam the venue celebrating a series of films created by resident visitors to the Carousel Institute of Arts.
Durational. Location: Offstage / All around the venue

14.00 PERFORMANCE
CONNECT
Nina Fountedakis (AT)

CONNECT plays with the topic of connectivity, the strength of the individual and the collective, as well as the (s)pace and percipience of time. Apparently insignificant individual elements, like blades of grass are interwoven into a rope and become important and resilient components of a durable whole. The intention of having a durational performance is to open a space of contemplation and presence and create a sense of intimacy.
Duration: 3 h / 15 min per person. Location: Offstage / Sailor’s Dream, 1st floor

16.00 PERFORMANCE
Millennium Star performs at Supermarket 2021
Millennium Star | Maria Norrman (SE)

In this ode to the sea and Stockholm, Millennium Star (a.k.a. Maria Norrman) will mime to Swedish schlager and revue songs from the 1930s & 40s in praise of the nautical life and life in Stockholm, albeit with a slight political edge.
Millennium Star is Maria Norrman’s drag persona, whom she performs as in different settings. This character allows her to explore an existence on the side of the gender binary where a more fluid state can exist.
Duration: 3h. Location: Offstage / Admiral’s Seat, 2nd floor

16.00 PERFORMANCE
Ik ben..,
Natalia Papaeva (NL/RU)

Disturbed by the growing racism toward Asian people witnessed at the start of the pandemic, Natalia Papaeva created Ik ben.., a reflection on the act of writing and the spoken word. It was in the process of developing this work that deeper questions were raised for her about language, such as ‘What do certain words mean?’ and ‘How do we cleanse our vocabulary of hurtful, false connotations and discrimination?’
Duration: 7 min. Location: Offstage / Glass Stage, 2nd floor
Performance funded by VHDG.

SATURDAY 16 October

11.30 TALK
Death to books
Robert Tombs (CA)

Presented by Royal Canadian Academy of Arts
Has the internet, with its hypertextual, multi-layered graphical interface, superabundance of data, and downward pressure on cost, fundamentally altered the landscape of ’the book’? A discussion of four Canadian artist publications: Michael Snow: Cover to Cover (1975), Gordon Monahan: Seeing Sound. Sound Art, Performance & Music 1978–2011 (2012), The Nature of Nature: The Photographs of Thaddeus Holownia, 1976–2016 (2017), and Robert Tombs: Index. Graphic Works 1985–2015 (2015).
Duration: 45 min. Location: Talks & Performance Stage
Supported by Canada Council for the Arts.

13.30 TALK
Artist-Run Network Europe:
Artist-run: practice and theory with Best Before Collective

Presentation of the European project Artist-Run Network Europe and discussion with the participants of the summer course Artist-run: practice and theory (7.5 credits) at Konstfack – University of Arts, Crafts and Design. How to start an artist-run initiative? Is there a need for a sustainable educational framework on self-organisation for artists and art practitioners?
Participants: Best Before Collective (NO, SE, SK, ZA), Alice Máselníková, project leader Artist-Run Network Europe/course leader Artist-run: practice and theory (CZ/SE)
Duration: 1 h. Location: Talks & Performance Stage

15.00 PERFORMANCE
At the Graveside
Christoph Draeger (CH) & Dorit Chrysler (AT)

Christoph Draeger & Dorit Chrysler will perform live in Stockholm and from Bertolt Brecht’s grave in Berlin, via Zoom. The performance is inspired by Brecht’s ideas of the Theatre of Learning through acting, role-playing, adopting attitudes and breaking the wall between actors and audience. Like activists in the Occupy Wall Street movement, they wish to employ the human microphone – their speaker is, however, on Zoom, speaking live from Brecht’s grave.
They will poetically activate the audience with selected text fragments and song-lines from Brecht’s oeuvre, believing they are still politically meaningful in our time.
Duration: 15 min. Location: Talks & Performance Stage

16.00 PERFORMANCE
Lost & Found
Pernilla Iggström (GB/SE) & KV Duong (GB/CA)

Presented by ArtCan
Lost & Found is a collaboration between England-based artists Pernilla Iggström and KV Duong. The audience is presented with a metaphorical blank canvas with patches of soil and organza. In this landscape, the artists investigate their physical and geographical journey across lands and oceans and their psychological passage through cultures and communities in their adopted countries. They share a similar voyage of being born into one culture and settling down in another very different one thousands of miles away.
Duong migrated from war-torn Vietnam to Canada, and Iggström was adopted and moved from Korea to Sweden. In this performance, they seek to reconnect with their past where displacement, longing, belonging, memory and loss are at the core.
Duration: 10–15 min. Location: Talks & Performance Stage

17.00 TALK
Imagining Somewheres:
Radical Hope and Refusal in Art and Curating
C.Grace Chang (SE/US)

Acts of resistance must say no – but they also need to say yes to something, even if it feels impossible for now. But how do we create visualities, artworks, and organisational structures of resistance today without exploiting pain narratives of marginalised people and centering the dominant gaze? More importantly: how do we work towards a brighter future – for all of us – if it’s one we can’t fully imagine yet? C.Grace Chang will draw from contemporary fine art, and examples from her artistic research and curatorial work at Skånes konstförening in Malmö.
Duration: 45 min + 15 min for questions. Location: Talks & Performance Stage

18.30 PERFORMANCE
I am the Elephant
Josef Ka (FI/RU)

One morning Josef Ka woke from troubled dreams to find herself transformed, in her bed, into a beautiful elephant. ‘All my life I was dreaming about my own elephant. Since I was born in Siberia it was just a beautiful dream, so I decided to transform myself into my own elephant.’
Josef Ka makes this metamorphosis by destroying a number of large toy elephants while onstage. The project is about letting dreams come true – ‘and the price other creatures sometimes must pay for this.’
Duration: 60–90 min. Location: Talks & Performance Stage

Saturday OFFSTAGE

12.00 PERFORMANCE
Über Eats
Axel Berger (SE)

Axel Berger’s work can be deceivingly simple at first sight, its complexity only revealing itself slowly over time. With subtlety and curiosity Berger’s durational performance Über Eats presents us with a food-delivery courier ‘hanging-out’ at the fair, sitting and lying on the floor with his attention directed inward. In witnessing this performance we are invited to consider the reality around us in a way that challenges our perception.
Duration: 1 h. Location: Offstage / All around the venue

12.00 PERFORMANCE
Free Personal Attention
Chih Tung Lin (FI)

You can shop for Free Personal Attention at the artist’s stand. During the span of ten minutes, the artist will pay full attention to you – all you have to do is to relax and stay open-minded. Primarily, you will choose one character from a list of options, which then determines what activities you will be doing with the artist. The performance is inspired by ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response). To create sensational experiences like ASMR videos do, the artist triggers multiple sensory experiences. As a consumer of the virtual trend themselves, the artist is interested in how the ASMRists build their relationships with the audiences, and in the current trend of people seeking and providing care and intimacy online.
Durational / 10 min per person. Location: Offstage / Sailor’s Dream, 1st floor
Supported by Frame Contemporary Art Finland.
Due to Covid concerns, the artist asks you to wear a mask while participating in this event.

13.00 PERFORMANCE
Me, me & me!
Hanga Séra (HU/CH)

In her performance piece Me, me & me! artist Hanga Séra raises questions about identity and self-perception. Her body becomes the canvas for alteration and beautification – an examination of the self in relation to our social environment.
Duration: 30 min. Location: Offstage / Glass Stage, 2nd floor

14.00 PERFORMANCE
Trace
Pınar Derin Gençer (TR/SE)

Having worked with concepts related to memory in previous performances, artist and curator Pınar Derin Gençer explores in her piece Trace the process of remembering and forgetting based on the research on memory processes by psychologist Hermann Ebbinghaus. What is left of a moment, what do we remember and what will be forgotten? What stories and memories are we telling ourselves?
Duration: 30 min. Location: Offstage / Entrance

15.00 PERFORMANCE
Ik ben..,
Natalia Papaeva (NL/RU)

Disturbed by the growing racism toward Asian people witnessed at the start of the pandemic, Natalia Papaeva created Ik ben..,a reflection on the act of writing and the spoken word. It was in the process of developing this work that deeper questions were raised for her about language, such as ‘What do certain words mean?’ and ‘How do we cleanse our vocabulary of hurtful, false connotations and discrimination?’
Duration: 7 min. Location: Offstage / Glass Stage, 2nd floor

15.30 PERFORMANCE
Stockholm trams are my favorite artworks
Antonín Brinda (CZ) & Benjamin Alfons Vojta (CZ/SE)

Commented art tour around Stockholm
Antonín Brinda & Benjamin Alfons Vojta invite you to join them for a combined exploration/guided city tour/collective performance of Stockholm from Stockholm Central Station to Bromma Airport on board various modes of public transport. On this trip the city of Stockholm and its infrastructure are considered as a complex interactive piece of art in which the organisers and participants of the event are the main actors.
This tour-performance is facilitated by artist Antonín Brinda in collaboration with urban planner Benjamin Alfons Vojta. Together with them you will experience various ways to move around Stockholm and explore the diverse architecture and urban structure of the city. The tour concludes with an open discussion that will take place at Bromma Airport.
Duration: Approximately 1.5 h. Location: Offsite
The meeting point is outside the main entrance to Stockholm Central Station on Vasagatan by the water fountain.
Meeting time: 15.30 and then take the ferry at 15.50

16.00 PERFORMANCE
Singing Research Sculpture
Anna Kinbom (SE) & Miyuki Inoue (JP/NL)

Miyuki Inoue’s work Human Cicada is an invitation to the audience to try cicada-like sounds in participatory sound sculptures while Anna Kinbom’s Karaoke Lecture welcomes the audience to sing along to her songs. This joint performance is a presentation of their research that will be done in Nordic Guest Studio Malongen in collaboration with Performance Center in Stockholm in October 2021.
Marcel Smit (NL) will join with creative coding and technical support.
Duration: Every 30 min, starting at 16.00. Location: Offstage / Sailor’s Dream, 1st floor
There will be a limit of 5 visitors per 30 min performance.

18.00 PERFORMANCE
It’s not so Grimm
The Carousel Institute of Arts (GB) with Zsa Zsa (NL)

A member of The Carousel Institute of Arts will roam the venue celebrating a series of films created by resident visitors to the Carousel Institute of Arts.
Durational. Location: Offstage / All around the venue

SUNDAY 17 October

11.30 PERFORMANCE
Timespace: Meltwater
Henrik Green (SE)

A performer brings a slab of ice to the performance. This slab is treated as an equal, approached, listened to and talked to, broken and cared for, in a room that is too warm for a piece of ice. What can be retrieved from a process with an inevitable outcome as ultimately the ice will succumb to the warmth and melt into water? Connotations of resurrection and concern for the environment run through this ritualistic and sensitive performance.
Duration: 20 min. Location: Talks & Performance Stage

12.30 TALK
SUPERMARKET Art Shots II
A two-part series of short presentations in pecha-kucha format by Supermarket’s exhibitors and Professional Networking Participants. Each participant presents in ten minutes and ten images their project or initiative, delivering various angles on the Swedish and international artist-run scene.
Among participating galleries are: Abir Boukhari, AllArtNow (SE/SY), Irina Dora, Camera (RO), Daniel Goodman, System Gallery (UK), Hinni Huttunen, Detroit Stockholm (SE), Paola Torres Núñez del Prado, independent artist (PE/SE)
Duration: 1 h. Location: Talks & Performance Stage

14.00 PERFORMANCE
Ralph
Elinor Tollerz Bratteby (SE) & Sanna Söderholm (SE)

Uncover Choreography
Presented by FYLKINGEN
Ralph is a 16 minute long transformation. The piece considers and reformulates popular culture expressions such as dancehall and hip hop fashion as well as music video aesthetics. Two figures in fur coats have adorned themselves in excess of bling bling jewelry. They move slowly against a wall/window to Jeff Mills techno music. The movements seem to slow down and the spectator is suggestively drawn into a fictional reality. The dancers perform everyday activities – undressing their coats, dresses, decorations and embellishments in slow motion. It is visually beautiful, with a comical twist. The continuous transformation generates shifting images. A flow of potential characters and creatures occur; pimps, princesses, the Cookie Monster and a nifty uncontrolled lady. Order becomes chaos.
Duration: 16 min. Location: Talks & Performance Stage

14.45 TALK
Collaborative Art Practice
Artcollab Studio

Artcollab Studio is an organisation from South Africa that produces collaborative art projects with multidisciplinary artists in different creative communities, focusing on social issues. Join us for this live Zoom talk with members of the collaborative project Ilizwe/Nyika, a project about land and gender in South Africa and Zimbabwe, where the artists will introduce us to their work and collective practice.
Collaborating artists: Cliford Zulu, Deborah Weber, Elgin Rust, Jolene Cartmill, Lady Tshawe, Nomvuyiso Mpofu, Shamilla Aasha, Zandile Masuku
Moderator: Pınar Derin Gençer
Duration: 1 h. Location: Talks & Performance Stage

16.15 TALK / PERFORMANCE
Thea – On Eulogies pt. 1
Mourning School | Lucie Gottlieb (FR), Rosa Paardenkooper (NL)

Thea – On Eulogies pt. 1, shares an ongoing conversation on organising the last moments of living and the first after dying. A meeting with the deceased artist Thea Ekström leads to stories on loss, remembrance, and mourning rituals. The conversation moves freely between thoughts and references, resembling private moments of working collaboratively while cooking and cleaning. This lecture-performance is developed by Lucie Gottlieb and Rosa Paardenkooper from Mourning School: an artistic study program on the experience of being in grief as an everyday reality.
Duration: 45 min. Location: Talks & Performance Stage
Supported by Kulturrådet.

Sunday OFFSTAGE

12.00 PERFORMANCE
Where is the soul of my grandmother; in the teacup?
Alexandra Kostrubala (SE/US)

Alexandra Kostrubala invites us into her living room to explore the relationship between inanimate objects and life. In a room decorated with floral wallpaper, trinkets and heirlooms she will gently touch and rearrange these objects in a bid to bring them back to life. Kostrubala is especially interested in the innate life and memories stored within each object and their unique way of connecting us with our ancestors. With reference to the Swedish phenomenon of death cleaning this performance will be a meditation on the fleetingness of life and the permanence of objects.
Duration: All day. Location: Offstage / Captain’s Closet, 2nd floor

12.00 PERFORMANCE
Über Eats
Axel Berger (SE)

Axel Berger’s work can be deceivingly simple at first sight, its complexity only revealing itself slowly over time. With subtlety and curiosity Berger’s durational performance Über Eats presents us with a food-delivery courier ‘hanging-out’ at the fair, sitting and lying on the floor with his attention directed inward. In witnessing this performance we are invited to consider the reality around us in a way that challenges our perception.
Duration: 1 h. Location: Offstage / All around the venue

12.30 PERFORMANCE
Shapeshifter
Sara Koller (CH)

Drawing on her fascination with archery’s rich history and mythology, Sara Koller’s performance Shapeshifter tells of the transformation of energy that results in a change of climate. In her performative works, she deals with the search for intimacy and authenticity as a motor for more solidarity and empathy in society. She sees herself as a political artist and moves with unobtrusive commitment for a dignified coexistence in the field of political tension.
Duration: 20 min. Location: Offstage

13.00 PERFORMANCE
WOL and the Legend of the Musical Mushroom
Lovisa Johansson (SE), Wenche Tankred (SE)
Presented by FYLKINGEN
WOL undergoes a metamorphosis and re-emerges as the Musical Mushroom. The fungus’s natural habitat is the forests around Upplands Väsby, but on rare occasions it can be seen in more inhabited areas. We think that the Musical Mushroom will find its way to Supermarket and walk around,find places it likes and play harmonica, accordion or anything else that the day requires.
Durational: 3–5 min, several times throughout the day.
Location: Offstage / All around the venue

14.30 PERFORMANCE
Me, me & me!
Hanga Séra (HU/CH)

In her performance piece Me, me & me! artist Hanga Séra raises questions about identity and self-perception. Her body becomes the canvas for alteration and beautification – an examination of the self in relation to our social environment.
Duration: 30 min. Location: Offstage / Glass Stage, 2nd floor

15.00 and 17.00 PERFORMANCE
External performance at Fylkingen, Torkel Knutssonsgatan 2, 104 62 Stockholm
Danceplaying The Accordion
Co-created by Mara Peiseniece (LV) and Mareike Dobewall (DE)

This performance explores what happens if the accordionist breaks free, not from the accordion but with it? What music derives when they move together and explore their unique relationship?
Director Mareike Dobewall and accordionist Mara Peiseniece have been testing, taming, pushing, pulling, collecting, rolling, hiding, revealing, manipulating, surrendering and listening to what exists between the instrument and the musician. The result is an evening-filling performance where the accordionist Mara Peiseniece shares her personal experience of life with the accordion. As a hybrid of movement and music this free form expands and contracts while it stays connected to its center – the relation between the musician and the instrument.

15.30 PERFORMANCE
Sonified Textile Performance
Paola Torres Nuñez del Prado (PE/SE)

The Shipibo Conibo-Style Textile, Hanap Pacha Quipu and Unkuña of Noise all refer to the cultures of Paola Torres Nuñez del Prado’s country of origin, Peru, both stylistically and conceptually: these textile artifacts are works of art as well as tactile interactive interfaces that fall within the framework of smart textiles and human-computer interaction, as they allow the user to experiment with other ways of approaching performance of sound art/electronic music, in this case with soft and comfortable devices for both touch and sight.
Sonified Textiles aims to redefine the music interface, both conceptually and in terms of design, without leaving aside the sonic experience itself.
Duration: 20 min. Location: Offstage / Glass Case, 1st floor

DAILY PERFORMANCES

Presented by ArtCan
Fabrication of Self
Pernilla Iggström (GB/SE), Christine Manderla (De), KV Duong (GB/CA), Lesley Oldaker (GB) and Rachel Maggart (GB/US)
The audience is presented with hanging white sculptures resembling fragmented body parts and/or land masses within the booth. White is symbolic of a blank canvas where the audience is invited to inscribe personal text, drawings or colour patches of their choosing. Their brief is simply to respond to: What does ‘fabrication of self’ mean to you? Sculptures: gauze reinforced plaster casts of ArtCan artists’ body parts.
Duration: Ongoing, throughout the fair. Location: ArtCan booth
Drawing material will be provided.

Presented by Ayn Gallery
Thursday 14.00
The Invisible Body
Power Ekroth (SE/NO), Amina Zoubir (FR/DZ)
Independent curator and critic Power Ekroth will speak with artist Amina Zoubir about her artistic practice, which links social and gender issues in colonial society to contemporary society. They will discuss the different photographic and ethnographic representations of Zoubir’s collages which depict the bodies of women throughout history and in the history of art, and prompt discussion of postcolonial studies through the perception of the other and otherness, the rejection of difference, intersectionality, the racialised body, and the notion of exotic eroticism.
Duration: 40 min. Location: Ayn Gallery booth

Presented by Best Before Collective
Thursday 20.00, Friday 17.00, Saturday 18.00, Sunday 16.00
FictionalSubatomicBodies
InflatableMutableHybrids
Grebnellaw (SE)
Bodies that modify and re-arrange themselves to electronic music. An abstract genderfluid, agefree imaginary subatomic population that celebrates community and excess. A fertility rite for self activation, hope and climate action. A performance unpredictable and unique conditioned by participation and improvised input in the moment.
Duration: Varied. Location: Best Before Collective booth

Presented by BiteVilnius AiR
Wednesday–Sunday, All day during the opening hours of the art fair (with some breaks)
Synopsis of Techno-diving into the liveness of the unbodied performed body of memory
Marija Griniuk (DK/FI/LT)
Marija Griniuk is an artist and PhD researcher at the University of Lapland (FI). The ongoing performative intervention Techno-diving into the liveness of the unbodied performed body of memory, within the exhibition booth at Supermarket 2021, reveals a multisensory perspective on remediated EEG (electroencephalogram) data and its impact on performative communication/immersive storytelling through performed memory. The goal of the performative intervention is to unfold the possibilities of improvisational durational multichannel experience, such as sound, images, and live action and objects, through a remediation of the research data that is brought back to one of the sites of its collection – Supermarket 2021 – Stockholm Independent Art Fair.
Durational. Location: BiteVilnius AiR booth

Presented by Liliput Galería Experimental
Friday 16.00
Untitled; moments of words
Devin Cohen (MX)
Moments of words transcending geography, nations and nationality; a poetic performance and an installation reading. Books coming from Brussels to Paris, from the USA to Sweden, from Romania, Lithuania, Germany, Mexico, Spain, Finland and Iceland. Words written in these books along the way. Having hidden specificity to overarch and overextend, they now became sheds of time, nay, of specificity in order to tap into it all, now and again. This is a reading of words or poetics of these books; two of a silver shine, one as a postscript of the adventurous.
Duration: 2 h. Location: Liliput Galería Experimental booth

Presented by Live Action
Live Action will have occasional performances in and around their exhibition booth. Please see the booth for more information.
Location: Live Action booth

Presented by espace libre Visarte Biel/Bienne
and Lumpen Station 
Lumpen Station will broadcast 24 hours a day for the duration of Supermarket 2021.
The broadcast will feature programmes from their archive and can be accessed at lumpenstation.art on 13–17 October. They will also present a live radio show each day from their booth.
Duration: 24 h. Location: espace libre Visarte Biel/Bienne booth, 14.00–15.00 daily & online at lumpenstation.art

Presented by Voltage 
Saturday 14.00
Makita Nunchaku
Angela Marzullo (CH)
In this performance, Angela Marzullo pastes a series of posters in which she is depicted on her flying carpet, as she flies over feminist marches and demonstrations. To do so, she uses implements usually associated with domestic work, which she reorients to her revolutionary act: a mop bucket, two small brushes (from dustpan and brush sets) attached with a plastic chain, a telescopic broom, and a hot-water bottle.
Duration: 30 min. Location: Voltage booth

REMOTE AND VIRTUAL
Remote and Virtual presents Virtual Supermarket 2021 – a collaboration with KULTURA/Occupy White Walls, and Talks & Performance programme ‘in absentia’ which shows videos by participants who could not travel to Stockholm this time. Located on the 2nd floor.

Virtual Supermarket 2021
In collaboration with KULTURA/Occupy White Walls
Supermarket 2021 goes digital!
This year we take the physical art fair and recreate it in the virtual world. The digital version allows us to reach audiences far beyond Stockholm and expand the impact of the artist-run scene. Aside from the in-game virtual art fair based on the real-life venue, Stadsgårdsterminalen, the artworks are also featured on KULTURA’s website. Join in to explore a stroll through immersive ever-changing environments and enjoy dozens of artworks from around the world on one screen.

Ubunye/Oneness (2021)
Artcollab Studio (ZA) | Ubumbano/Unity Collaboration Video Portraits
Duration: 11 min

Le blue poème (2021)
Daphne Nikita & Yorgos Taxiarchopoulos (CY)| Hellenic Foundation for Culture in Cyprus
Produced under the auspices of the Hellenic Foundation for Culture
Duration: 4:15 min

It Is Not Forgotten (2019)
Maria Kulikovska, (UA/SE)
Duration: 1:14 min

Talk on Sculptor Robert Murray (CA/US) (2021)
Jonathan Lippincott (US)
Presented by The Royal Canadian Academy of Arts
Duration: 26:15 min

Particular Cases (trouble performance) (2019)
Elena Lonchakova & Sergey Ukhanov (RU)
Duration: 8 min

SUPERMARKET TALKS AND PERFORMANCE PROGRAMME

PROGRAMME COORDINATOR: Laura Tynan

The programme is made possible with support from: City of Stockholm, Swedish Arts Council, Stockholm Regional Council, The Embassy of Switzerland in Sweden, Pro Helvetia, a-n, Adam Mickiewicz Institute, Artist-Run Network Europe, Austrian Foreign Ministry, Canada Council for the Arts, Creative Europe, Czech Centre Stockholm, Austrian Embassy in Stockholm, Frame Contemporary Art Finland, Istanbul Performance Art, Kone Foundation, KULTURA/Occupy White Walls, Kulturfonden för Sverige och Finland, Kuvasto/VISEK, Mondriaan Fund, The Nordic Art Association, Nordic Culture Point Mobility Funding, Ogasawara Toshiaki Memorial Foundation, People’s Movements for Art Promotion, Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center (PSNC), Romanian Cultural Institute, Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, VHDG