Haunted by Shadows of the Future:
ARTEFACTS identifierar föremål från slutet av 1960-talet till slutet av 1970-talet som har ett personligt eller familjärt samband med människorna och samhället under denna tid, och som innefattar en särskild känsla av tillhörighet, en önskan att vara en del av det moderna svenska samhälle som tog form vid den tiden. Resultatet av detta kollektiva sökande är en samling artefakter, företeelser och föremål i hemmet, sammanflätade med rika personliga berättelser och upptäckter. Dessa inbegriper en försäkringsförsäljares portfölj, en rullbandspelare som fångade ett populärt radioprogram med en pratshow, en inspelning med en landsflyktig somalisk författare, tidiga exemplar av plastleksaker, diabilder från semestrar, vykortssamlingar och super 8 filmer, textiltryck med popmönster och mönster för klädesplagg, lokala grönplanteringar, en affärskedjas lansering av ett anti-varumärke, den revolutionerande ”du”-reformen, och andra samtida referenser, som ett svenskt kvinnomanifest och en populär oljevärmare från Iran. Stadsmuseets visningslägenhet i Tensta på Kämpingebacken 13, tjänar här som en tidskapsel som öppnar en hel värld bakom dessa YTTERST vardagliga föremål.
Haunted by Shadows of the Future: ARTEFACTS identifies objects from the late 1960’s to late 1970’s that have personal or familial relationship with the people and the communities who lived during this era, and that embody a specific sense of belonging, a desire of being part of the modern Swedish society TAKING shape at that time. THE result of this collective search is an assembly of artefacts, customs and domestic tropes, intertwined with rich personal stories and discoveries. These include the briefcase of an insurance salesman, the reel-to-reel tape recorder that captured a popular talkshow’s evening broadcasts, audio of a Somali literary exile, the early launch of plastic toys, vacation slide shows, postcard collections and super 8 films, Pop textile prints and clothing patterns, local green plantings, supermarket anti-consumer campaigns, the revolutionary “du” reform, and other contemporary references, like a Swedish feminist manifesto and a popular oil heater from Iran. The City Museum’s model apartment in Tensta, located at Kämpingebacken 13, serves here as a time capsule that unfolds an entire universe behind these UTMOST everyday objects.http://www.tenstakonsthall.se/uploads/111-HBSOTF.pdf
DUX tape recorder from 1961 with Hyland’s Hörnas (Hyland`s Corner) talkshow By Antonie Grahamsdaughter Dux reel taperecorder model SA 6127 A from 1960 with recorded Jazmusik from the USA and talkshow with Hylands Hörna from the Swedish radio and televison. This was the only opportunity in the home to document programs and music before video recording was launched in 1979 with VHS tapes. I came as a child to Sweden during the 60’s and I remember the reel tape recorder was used extensively in our home. It was stored in a designed string shelf together with a black and white TV and books. The taperecorder was turned on during Sunday breakfasts with Saturday’s recorded programs of jazz and Hyland’s Hörna. We had several contemporary appliances like typewriter, radiorecordplayer, portable TV, folding cameras and a populer blue-gray Volkswagen. The reel taperecorder of the mark Dux was recently found by me at a recycling center close to where I live. When I saw the tape recorder I immediately recognized it with its yellowed case in faux leather and built-in speakers. In a compartment inside I found a list written down with names of music and programs. It was written on faded checked paper from my stepfather. I had the feeling that time had stopped right there. When I got home, I found that reel taperecorder still working! The sound was perfect and I could listen to several recorded talkshows with Hyland’s Hörna and jazz music from1961. The recorded material spans many hours with several channels and the ability to record on the other side of the magnetic tape. Talkshows began to broadcast in 1962 on Swedish television. The model was taken from an American TV show, The Jack Paar. Hyland’s Hörna was extremely popular and gathered the entire Swedish population around the television sets in the sixties The program became a strong trendsetter with its invited politicians, artists such as Per Oscarsson.
Anna Greta Leijon /1 Haunted by the Shadows of the Future
Documentation by Antonie Frank Grahamsdaughter