fem tusen og fem


Series of fanzines (16 pages, A5 size, risograph printed)

Documentation photos: Tine Adler, Emilie Wright, Daniela Ramos Arias and Nayara Leite

As part of the mediation programme Translating Togetherness, initiated and curated by Daniela Ramos Arias, I produced a series of fanzines entitled fem tusen og fem.

The inspiration for fem tusen og fem arose when I visited Skeivt Arkiv (the Norwegian Queer Archive) and discovered Frimerket, the newsletter for members of Homofil Bevegelse i Bergen (Gay Movement in Bergen) – HBB. Frimerket was published in the 70s and 80s and contained information about meetings, events and issues concerning the gay community at that time.

In close collaboration with Skeivt Arkiv, which provided some of the archival photographs used in the fanzines, fem tusen og fem has brought together facts about the LGBTQ+ history in Bergen, current interviews, events and issues faced by this community nowadays.

So far, three issues of fem tusen og fem have been released. 100 copies of each issue have been randomly delivered to Hordaland Kunstsenter’s neighbours, throughout the postcode 5005 in Nordnes.

Click here to read the digital version of the fanzines.

This project was supported by Hordaland Kunstsenter.

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