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Manifesto

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 will be 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.

Artistic director

Anna Linder

Project group:

Olov Kriström, Sandra Linnéll, Karl-Magnus Johansson, Timo Menke, Anna Linder

Reference group:

Bitte Andersson, Saga Becker, Maja Borg, Hanna Högstedt, Conny Karlsson Lundgren, Marcus Lindeen

Working group Göteborg/Stockholm:

Malin Holgersson, Sam Message, Cameron Calcluth, Sanna Wiggefors, Julia Spada, Ingela Axelsson, Karl Hedin

Friends and co-workers of SAQMI

With funding from Kulturrådet, Gothenburg City, Riksarkivets fonder, Kulturmiljonen GR and Holger and Thyra Lauritzens foundation. In collaboration with HDK-Valand – Academy of Art and Design/University of Gothenburg.

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.

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