Scene from the film I Am Curious – Yellow Directed by Vilgot Sjöman, 1967 Courtesy Sandrew Metronome

Research : 13 January 2007 – 22 January 2009

Whatever Happened to Sex in Scandinavia?

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The expansive research project (with eventual manifestation as an exhibition) is planned for development throughout 2007 and 2008 and addresses the representation of Scandinavia as a sexual utopic territory extolled in the international media in the 1960s and 1970s. The project delves into these representations investigating their mythical status or rightful claims. In doing so, links are made to the drafting of sexual reform initiated by the respective woman's movements at the beginning of the 20th century throughout Scandinavia, to the revisionist movements in psychoanalysis throughout the 1930s principally in the practices of Wilhelm Reich and Otto Fenichel, and moreover to the more provocative films produced in the 1960s such as I Am Curious Yellow, I Am Curious Blue. The essay relating to this research, entitled Whatever Happened to Sex in Scandinavia? I am Curious (Yellow), has been published at Afterall, issue 17, Spring 2008 and atVerksted issue 9, 2008.