For the first time ever in Sweden The Swedish Archive for Queer Moving Images are compiling the history of queer moving images and storing it all in one place. A history that has been marginalized through oppression and self-censorship. Through methods such as documentation, interviews, archiving, screenings, presentations, workshops and discussions, the first platform of queer moving images in Sweden has been created.
The Swedish Archive for Queer Moving Images is a platform and an archive for queer moving images in Sweden, throughout history until the present day.
The Swedish Archive for Queer Moving Images is an indisputable venue for talks, discussions, meetings and screenings.
The Swedish Archive for Queer Moving Images is the link between those who create queer moving images and those that search for them.
The Swedish Archive for Queer Moving Images creates a portal for queer moving images in Sweden, with the aid of queer archivists, historians, librarians, technicians and designers.
The Swedish Archive for Queer Moving Images makes a hidden queer history of moving images available and visible, spreading it far and wide.
The Swedish Archive for Queer Moving Images works towards bolstering more people in daring to create the moving images they wish to see and find support for their vision.
The Swedish Archive for Queer Moving Images wishes to inspire young queer people to work with moving images.
The Swedish Archive for Queer Moving Images ensures that queer moving images is written into the history.
Archive group 2023:
Samuel Bjelkenäs, Dagmar Brunow, Karin Drake, Karl-Magnus Johansson, Sandra Linnéll, Hanna Malmsten, Timo Menke, Nanna Olsson, Filippa Släger
Program group 2023:
Sam Message, Kolbrún Inga Söring
Jon Aagaard Gao, Anna Jegéus
Working group 2023:
Malin Holgersson, Cameron Calcluth, Ingela Axelsson, Vincent Orback, Sanna Wiggefors, Matilda Friman, Mats Råsmark, Adrian Turrado, Silas Lilo
Martina Ruscitti, Theodoros Vasilopoulos, Minna Elif Wendin, Laurence Price
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The idea to start SAQMI began in 2016 when Anna Linder researched the topic of Queer moving images at Valand Academy in Gothenburg. Today, SAQMI is located in the Gathenhielmska Cultural Reserve in Gothenburg and works to collect and make Swedish queer moving images visible. The first public screening took place at Umeå European Film Festival / Bildmuseet Umeå – Art´s Friday! on the 24th of November 2017. SAQMI has been made possible by Kulturbryggan’s key support between 2016-2020.
With funding from Swedish Arts Council, Gothenburg City and Holger and Thyra Lauritzens foundation. In collaboration with HDK-Valand – Academy of Art and Design/University of Gothenburg.
“Queers have long been collectors because they are not the subject of official histories and thus have to make it themselves, collecting materials that others might see as marginal”
– Ann Cvetkovich