P18/Q – The Queer Company

Video, 13 min
2017

P18/Q – The Queer Company is a project consisting of a video, photographs and a camouflage pattern.

I’ve based the project on an urban legend which spoke of a gay regiment on the island Gotland, in the days when Sweden had a conscription system.

The video depicts the activities of a fictitious queer military unit on Gotland. The participants are all either LGBTQIA-persons or allies with a connection to the island.

The video contains scenes with “military” exercises, memorial ceremonies and a documentary styled statement from the captain of the company, played by myself. 

The project portrays symbolically the struggles that LGBTQIA-persons often face in order to be themselves.

P18/Q – The Queer Company – Camouflage portraits
Photographs, Giclée prints on fribond
69 x 50 cm, 27 x 19 inches
2016

P18/Q – The Queer Company – Memorial Ceremony
Photograph, print on dibond
100 x 56 cm, 39 x 22 inches
2017

P18/Q – The Queer Company – Camouflage pattern
Polycanvas
750 x 177 cm, 295 x 69 inches
2017

Supported by:

Documentation:

Gotland Art Museum, Visby, Sweden
17 June – 8 October 2017

Gallery Ping-Pong, Malmö, Sweden
13 January – 3 February 2018