index: atlas shivers, part III
Strainers vs Filters
by Irma Belice
with two colors, mixing them by layering them on top of each other. Men and women have the same set of sexual hormones, they only differ in quantity, so for me the medium is perfect when exploring these questions. I also chose the risograph because it is cheaper to use than other printing techniques. I wanted to reach a broad audience by producing give-away posters.
S.D.: In the project you are working on during your residency at Art Lab Gnesta you are among other things exploring notions of hormonal control in relation to knowledge, power and norms. In society we seldom talk about the control of hormones that contra-ceptives involves. Why is that and in what way does hormonal control relate to power and norms?
B.W.: From Michel Foucault we know that there is something that is called the medical gaze. As a
SQUARE PEGS IN ROUND HOLES
INTERVIEW WITH SEBASTIAN DAHLQVIST
S.D.: During the spring of 2017 you have had a residency at Art Lab to work with our Risograph. Unlike normal printers the Risograph is something in-between a printer and photo-copier. Not quite automatic, not quite manual. Since it was first released in Japan in the late 80's, a lot of artists, graphic designers and authors has shown a great interest in working with the Risograph. Why do you think that is the case and how come you are interested in working with this way of printing?
B.W.: I guess this is because even though it is a mass-medium it has a very handmade feel to it. Recently it has became more popular among artists and graphic designers because it uses soy ink and therefore it is more friendly to the environment. I’m using it mainly because every copy produced is unique, which fits my topic very well. After all, my project is about gender binaries and this is mirrored by the printing process: the risograph prints with only one color at a time. So i decided to work