October 2018

Until 25 Nov, 2018
And Tomorrow And continues at Index, and presents a demanding cacophony of voices questioning our collective futures. Ecological disaster, inter-species collaboration, cyborgian manifestations – from these new and altered states, artists consider differing formulations of what tomorrow brings. Drawing on the legacy of the artistic manifesto as a means of making demands, the exhibition works closely with local emerging artists from the Index learning program presented alongside a film program from internationally established artists. The exhibition continually develops during the three-month period, with an accumulation and archive of text-based curtains and an extensive public program. And Tomorrow And is an attempt to understand the role of artists in proposing distinctive and liveable futures and to act as a counter point to the dominant ideals of the so-called Anthropocene.

 As part of the exhibition And Tomorrow And, Index proudly presents the Swedish premiere of the new feature length film from eco-sexualists Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens, Water Makes Us Wet. Proposing an ecological doctrine for the future of the planet, ecosexuality shifts the metaphor ‘Earth as Mother’ to ‘Earth as Lover’ to create a more reciprocal and empathetic relationship with the natural world. This film follows artists and activists Stephens and Sprinkle around California to chronicle the pleasures and politics of H2O from an ecosexual perspective. Free.

 Welcome to a conversation with writer Laura Gustafsson of Gustafsson&Haapoja. The talk will expand from their manifesto Embrace your empathy, which is currently on show in And Tomorrow And, and introduce Museum of Nonhumanity which investigates the imaginary boundary between humans and other animals and the way that this definition is used to oppress human and nonhuman beings. The artists will be in conversation with curator Bronwyn Bailey-Charteris and members of the Index Teen Advisory Board.

 Stockholm based artist Iris Smeds shall perform a new work as part of And Tomorrow And, entitled The average manifesto. This text and performance piece forms part of her large scale project The Average – a surreal narration about the mean value. The Average looks into the increasing measurability of our time. With this project Smeds enters a heightened emotional narrative in the surrealist description of what different physical forms and symbols the average holds. The artist asks ‘How can we use mean value as a way of talking about human existence?’ Smeds has previously worked with questions about the individual and the ambition to stand out and separate in order to sell individuality.

 Now is the time to RSVP for the seminar The Urge, The Echo: Reverberations of Learning Practices happening at Index in November. The two-day seminar is a roundtable situation for educators, artists, theorists, writers and cultural critics to gather and ‘think-with’ practices of working with learning and pedagogy in contemporary art. Working against traditional seminar formats where knowledge is ‘banked’, this will be a roundtable learning process, where all participants are both student and teacher. The seminar is free of charge however places are limited. For more information and to RSVP please contact seminar curator, Bronwyn Bailey-Charteris bronwyn@indexfoundation.se.

Thu 8 Nov and Fri 9 Nov: Seminar: THE URGE, THE ECHO
Wed 21 Nov: Presentation: OEI
Sun 25 Nov: Exhibition closes: AND TOMORROW AND
Continuing throughout October and November – Index Residents

Top image credit: Installation shot And Tomorrow And at Index with photograph by Johan Wahlgren
Index is supported by Kulturrådet, Stockholms Stad and Stockholms Läns Landsting, with project support from Arvsfonden.