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Bäckström, Per, ProfessorORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-2400-4124
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Bäckström, P. (2019). Fahlström stannade i Stockholm: ”HÄTILA RAGULPR PÅ FÅTSKLIABEN” och diktarkonferensen i Sigtuna 1953. Edda. Nordisk tidsskrift for litteraturforskning, 106(1), 39-53
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Fahlström stannade i Stockholm: ”HÄTILA RAGULPR PÅ FÅTSKLIABEN” och diktarkonferensen i Sigtuna 1953
2019 (Swedish)In: Edda. Nordisk tidsskrift for litteraturforskning, ISSN 0013-0818, E-ISSN 1500-1989, Vol. 106, no 1, p. 39-53Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [sv]

Öyvind Fahlströms berömda manifest för konkret poesi «HÄTILA RAGULPR PÅ FÅTSKLIABEN» (1954) skrevs i en reaktion på diktarkonferensen i Sigtuna den 10–12 april 1953, som blev det incitament han behövde för att skriva om ett förmodligen redan påbörjat program till ett manifest. Det svenska litterära fältet existerade helt oberoende av den transnationella avantgardeströmning han promoverar i sin estetik och konferensen utgjorde därför enbart accidens för manifestets tillkomst. En diskussion av del ett med dess förlöjligande av den bidrar därmed inte med någon kunskap om manifestets essens: dess program. Med en bättre förståelse av relationen mellan Sigtunakonferensen och Fahlströms manifest skapas en mer rättvisande bild av femtiotalet, samtidigt som man i framtida forskning kan fokusera manifestets tonvikt på processualitet och performativitet.

Abstract [en]

Öyvind Fahlström’s famous manifesto for concrete poetry HÄTILA RAGULPR PÅ FÅTSKLIABEN.

(1954) was written as a reaction to the authors conference in Sigtuna 10–12 April 1953, which was the

incentive he needed to rewrite a program that had probably already been started into a manifesto.

However, Fahlström’s own interests must be subsumed under a transnational avant-garde aesthetics. The

Swedish literary field existed in parallel to the international avant-garde movements that he promoted

and that in principle occurred independently of the Swedish field. The conference was therefore only an

accidence for the advent of the manifesto, and a discussion of part one with its ridicule will contribute no

knowledge about its essence: his program. With a better understanding of the relation between the Sigtuna

conference and Fahlström’s manifesto, a more accurate view of the Swedish 1950s can be established,

at the same time as future research can focus the essence of the manifesto: its processuality and performativity.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oslo: Universitetsforlaget, 2019
Keywords
Öyvind Fahlström, Sigtuna Foundation, manifesto, concrete poetry, neo-avant-garde, the Fifties, Öyvind Fahlström, Sigtunastiftelsen, manifest, konkret poesi, neoavantgarde, femtiotal
National Category
General Literature Studies
Research subject
Comparative Literature
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-71355 (URN)10.18261/issn.1500-1989-2019-01-04 (DOI)
Available from: 2019-02-25 Created: 2019-02-25 Last updated: 2019-02-27Bibliographically approved
Bäckström, P. (2017). ”Jag vill inte ha en tjej som du”: Kärlekslyrik i nordisk punk. In: : . Paper presented at Poplyrik. Den nordiske poesis nærvær i hverdagen, Åbo, 28-29 september 2017.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>”Jag vill inte ha en tjej som du”: Kärlekslyrik i nordisk punk
2017 (Swedish)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
Keywords
Punk, rock, Pelle Miljoona, Utangardsmen, Stockholms negrer
National Category
Humanities and the Arts
Research subject
Comparative Literature
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-65554 (URN)
Conference
Poplyrik. Den nordiske poesis nærvær i hverdagen, Åbo, 28-29 september 2017
Available from: 2018-01-08 Created: 2018-01-08 Last updated: 2018-08-23Bibliographically approved
Bäckström, P. (2017). Kisses Sweeter than Wine. Öyvind Fahlström and Billy Klüver: The Swedish Neo-Avant-Garde in New York. Artl@s Bulletin, 6(2), 139-152, Article ID 9.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Kisses Sweeter than Wine. Öyvind Fahlström and Billy Klüver: The Swedish Neo-Avant-Garde in New York
2017 (English)In: Artl@s Bulletin, ISSN 2264-2668, Vol. 6, no 2, p. 139-152, article id 9Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The Swedish artist Öyvind Fahlström moved to New York in 1961, where he meet the Swedish engineer Billy Klüver, and became part of the international neo-avant-garde movement. Fahlström’s performance, New York 1966, part of Klüver’s performance series 9 Evenings, is my point of departure for an analysis of the role of migration for the neo-avant-gardes in the 1960s. As intermediaries, Fahlström and Klüver brought new ideas both to New York and Stockholm, thus challenging the established view that American art was exported to the periphery. In reality, the New York art scene grew out of ideas and experiences arriving with immigrating artists, who in turn often exchanged ideas developed in the New York melting pot with actors in their original artistic and cultural contexts.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Paris: École normale supérieure and the Centre national pour la recherche scientifique, 2017
Keywords
Avant-garde, performance, 9 evenings, Öyvind Fahlström, Billy Klüver
National Category
Humanities and the Arts
Research subject
Comparative Literature
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-63863 (URN)
Available from: 2017-09-21 Created: 2017-09-21 Last updated: 2019-10-21Bibliographically approved
Bäckström, P. (2017). Mediatized Authenticity: Öyvind Fahlström’s performance Kisses Sweater than Wine (1966). In: : . Paper presented at International Society for Intermedial Studies, Montréal 18-20 Maj.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Mediatized Authenticity: Öyvind Fahlström’s performance Kisses Sweater than Wine (1966)
2017 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
Keywords
intermediality, avant-garde, Öyvind Fahlström
National Category
Languages and Literature
Research subject
Comparative Literature
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-65553 (URN)
Conference
International Society for Intermedial Studies, Montréal 18-20 Maj
Available from: 2018-01-08 Created: 2018-01-08 Last updated: 2018-09-14Bibliographically approved
Bäckström, P. (2017). “The Trumpet in the Bottom”: Öyvind Fahlström and the Uncanny. Edda. Nordisk tidsskrift for litteraturforskning, 104(02), 176-198
Open this publication in new window or tab >>“The Trumpet in the Bottom”: Öyvind Fahlström and the Uncanny
2017 (English)In: Edda. Nordisk tidsskrift for litteraturforskning, ISSN 0013-0818, E-ISSN 1500-1989, Vol. 104, no 02, p. 176-198Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Öyvind Fahlström (1928–76) began as a surrealist at the end of the 1940s, and among others wrote the unpublished poetry collection “The Trumpet in the Bottom”. In 1953, he wrote the world’s first manifesto for concrete poetry, inspired by Pierre Schaeffer’s musique concrète, and soon became a driving force in the Swedish and international neo-avantgarde. In the mid-1950s he turned to the visual arts, and later he also wrote radio plays, directed movies and arranged performances and happenings. He showed an extraordinary sensibility for the uncanny in his selection of “life material” for his art, thus uncovering the return of the repressed in everyday life and popular culture, in the form of scatology, pornography, the monstrous, the body, the materiality of the artwork and media, and so on. In his art, this uncanny life material was turned into political statements. In my article the discussion is exemplified from different genres of Fahlström’s œuvre, from his early texts and radio plays, to his visual art.

Abstract [sv]

Öyvind Fahlström (1928–76) började som surrealist i slutet av fyrtiotalet, och skrev bl.a. den opublicerade diktsamlingen “Trumpeten i stjärten”. 1953 skrev han världens första manifest för konkret poesi, inspirerad av Pierre Schaeffers musique concrète, och blev snart en drivkraft i det svenska och internationella neoavantgardet. I mitten av femtiotalet övergick han till bildkonst, och senare skrev han också radiokompositioner, regisse- ÅRGANG 117, NR. 2-2017, S. 176–198 ISSN ONLINE: 1500-1989 EDDA | ÅRGANG 117 | NR. 2-2017 177 This article is downloaded from www.idunn.no. © 2017 Author(s). This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons CC-BY-NC 4.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/). rade filmer och arrangerade performance och happenings. Han uppvisade en extraordinär känslighet för det kusliga i sitt urval av “livsmaterial” till sin konst, på så sätt blottläggande “the return of the repressed” i vardagslivet och i populärkulturen, så som skatologi, pornografi, det monströsa, kroppen, konstens materialitet och media etc. I hans konst vänds dessa kusliga inslag till politiska uttalanden. I min artikel exemplifieras diskussionen från olika genrer i Fahlströms œuvre, från hans tidiga texter och radiokompositioner, till hans bildkonst.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Universitetsforlaget, 2017
Keywords
Öyvind Fahlström, The Uncanny, Avant-Garde, Concrete Poetry, Surrealism, Öyvind Fahlström, det kusliga, avantgarde, konkret poesi, surrealism
National Category
General Literature Studies
Research subject
Comparative Literature
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-55016 (URN)10.18261/ISSN.1500-1989-2017-02-07 (DOI)
Available from: 2017-06-14 Created: 2017-06-14 Last updated: 2019-10-21
Bäckström, P. (2015). Emot!: Henri Michaux och den groteska kunskapen (Print on demand/E-boked.). In: Henri Michaux (Ed.), Vinkelben: (pp. 77-88). Nordingrå: Ordström
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Emot!: Henri Michaux och den groteska kunskapen
2015 (Swedish)In: Vinkelben / [ed] Henri Michaux, Nordingrå: Ordström , 2015, Print on demand/E-bok, p. 77-88Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Nordingrå: Ordström, 2015 Edition: Print on demand/E-bok
Keywords
Henri Michaux, det groteska, aforism
National Category
General Literature Studies
Research subject
Comparative Literature
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-36045 (URN)9789186198428 (ISBN)
Available from: 2015-05-20 Created: 2015-05-20 Last updated: 2017-03-01Bibliographically approved
Bäckström, P. (2015). From book to performance and back: Öyvind Fahlström’s ’The Large and the Small’ and The holy Torsten Nilsson. In: : . Paper presented at The Book to Come, Nordisk Förening för Litteraturforskning (NORLIT), Göteborg 20–22 augusti 2015.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>From book to performance and back: Öyvind Fahlström’s ’The Large and the Small’ and The holy Torsten Nilsson
2015 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
National Category
Humanities Languages and Literature
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-39630 (URN)
Conference
The Book to Come, Nordisk Förening för Litteraturforskning (NORLIT), Göteborg 20–22 augusti 2015
Available from: 2016-02-05 Created: 2016-02-05 Last updated: 2017-03-01Bibliographically approved
Bäckström, P. (2015). Kisses Sweeter than Wine: Öyvind Fahlström – the Swedish neo-avant-garde’s driving force in New York. In: : . Paper presented at Avant-garde Migrations, Comparative Avant-garde & Modernisms, Lissabon 19–21 nov 2015.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Kisses Sweeter than Wine: Öyvind Fahlström – the Swedish neo-avant-garde’s driving force in New York
2015 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
National Category
Humanities Languages and Literature
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-39631 (URN)
Conference
Avant-garde Migrations, Comparative Avant-garde & Modernisms, Lissabon 19–21 nov 2015
Available from: 2016-02-05 Created: 2016-02-05 Last updated: 2017-03-01Bibliographically approved
Bäckström, P. (2015). Play, performance and media flow in Öyvind Fahlström’s radio play The Holy Torsten Nilsson. In: : . Paper presented at Play / Perform / Participate, International Society for Intermedial Studies (ISIS), Utrecht, Nederländerna, 16–18 april 2015.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Play, performance and media flow in Öyvind Fahlström’s radio play The Holy Torsten Nilsson
2015 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
National Category
Humanities
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-39502 (URN)
Conference
Play / Perform / Participate, International Society for Intermedial Studies (ISIS), Utrecht, Nederländerna, 16–18 april 2015
Available from: 2016-02-05 Created: 2016-02-05 Last updated: 2017-03-01Bibliographically approved
Bäckström, P. (2015). The Inoperativeness of Art: Öyvind Fahlström’s Concrete Poetry. In: : . Paper presented at Experiments in Contemporary Poetry, Centre for Research in Contemporary Poetry (CERCOP), Aalborg 3–5 dec 2015.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Inoperativeness of Art: Öyvind Fahlström’s Concrete Poetry
2015 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
National Category
Humanities
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-39720 (URN)
Conference
Experiments in Contemporary Poetry, Centre for Research in Contemporary Poetry (CERCOP), Aalborg 3–5 dec 2015
Available from: 2016-02-05 Created: 2016-02-05 Last updated: 2017-03-01Bibliographically approved
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