P18/Q - The Queer Company

Video, 13 min

2016 - 2017

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

The video depicts the activities of a fictitious queer military unit on the island Gotland on Swedens east coast. I’ve based the project on an urban legend which spoke of a gay regiment on the island in the conscription days, and I’ve also taken inspiration from the current re-establishing of an army unit on the island.

The project portrays symbolically the struggles that LGBTQIA-persons often face in order to be themselves. The participants are all either LGBT/Queer or allies, with a connection to Gotland.