Bookshop Situation Series: In Search of the Satanic Girls

30 January 2024, 18:00

Welcome to a conversation and screenings with Jonatan Habib Engqvist and Bohdan Bláhovec at Index, in collaboration with Ord&Bild, the Czech Center in Stockholm and the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Stockholm.

During a spontaneous visit to Folkets hus in Småland’s Blomstermåla, Jonatan Habib Engqvist sees a black and white photograph that raises questions. Gradually, a story unravels which includes the Soviet invasion of Prague, Swedish Television’s summer entertainment in the 70s, men’s magazines at the Royal Library, and six young women from Czechoslovakia who married in Stockholm to travel to South America and record their music. Along the way, he is connected to Bohdan Bláhovec, a Czech filmmaker who has been perusing the same band with the aim of making a documentary film. The conversation at Index will depart from Habib Engqvist’s text published in Ord&Bild #5 2023 Ghosts, and parts of Bohdan’s unique filmed material.

With the help of three guest or, ghost editors; Linnea Frank, Fanny Wendt Höjer and Cecilia Nyman,Ord&Bild #5 2023 Ghosts various ghosts that haunt the world – through history, ideologies, online, in photographs, books, and under the bed. The journal will also be for sale with an eerie subscription offer.

You can register your interest in participating in the event here.
Please note registration is not mandatory in order to attend.

The Bookshop Situation Series at Index is based on events to present books, magazines, records and other artistic formats. The bookshop situation is a way to test content, to share it, to distribute it, offering situations to be part of a community of experimental producers and users.