Line Skywalker Karlström, Queen Deers, 2004, photo: Eva Egermann
Line Skywalker Karlström
Queen Deers

Line Skywalker Karlström (*1971, Sweden, Denmark) is a Swedish performance artist who works with a diverse range of materials dealing with the role of art in life, lesbian and gay identity and the perception of space. Her performances take place in the public realm and also in gallery installations. Karlström was a member of the feminist performance group High Heels Sisters (2002-2007), and a founding member of YES! Association / Föreningen JA! (2005-2018), a group of Swedish artist activists that she left in 2009

artist's website: lineskykarlstrom.blogspot.com

It was easy for Joseph Beuys to lecture to a rabbit about art: It was lying dead in his arms. Line Skywalker Karlström has a more difficult task. Wearing a ridiculous moose costume, she tries to lure animals in the open fields to come hear all about “the great women artists” such as Yoko Ono and Meret Oppenheim. Will she find listeners? This is the artist’s search for her own kind, because Karlström felt like a moose, like an outsider, when she prepared this piece.

Courtesy Line Skywalker Karlström




Document media
Video, colour, sound, 4:03 min

Issue date
2004

Relations
Yoko Ono (ONO 1&2)


Tags
his/herstory, human/non-human animals, laughter/humorous

Archive Signature
KAR 1