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Maja Hammarén

Lecturer

Maja Hammarén
Lecturer
maja.hammaren@akademinvaland.gu.se
+46 31 786 6914

Room number: 2070
Postal Address: Box 132, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Storgatan 43 , 41138 Göteborg


Valand Academy (More Information)
Box 132
405 30 Göteborg

Visiting Address: Vasagatan 50 , 411 37 Göteborg

About Maja Hammarén

Maja Hammarén is an artist and writer engaged in the acting body, the power of language and performativity, collective experiences and narrator positions. In her works she explores art, aesthetics and language as tools for political regimes and economic interests. What languages are used? How does ‘new liberal’ sound? How does ‘national socialism’ sound? And a business company? A PR expert? A liberation struggle amongslaves? What do all these look like?


In her artistic activities Maja Hammarén is becoming more and more interested in the body, the performative, parodies, choreographies, political and economic languages, the writing of history and giving spoken evidence. The body is central, it experiences things. It has an ability that does not have to do with language in the first place.
For her performative lecture “A History of Shit” (2011), performed at the Gothenburg Museum of Art and ‘Färgfabriken’ (transl: the Paint Factory) in Stockholm, Maja Hammarén showed how two decrees from the French king in the 16th century prepared the way for the modern town. The uniformity of language and the cleanness of the town acted as a political and economic pioneer that embodied forthcoming historical projects of improvement and classification such as colonialisation, Nazism and modern economy.

Research areas

Latest publications

A History of Shit: A performative lecture by Maja Hammarén
Anthony Marcellini, Fredrik Svensk, Maja Hammarén
Performance - from the series Ways of Transmission KU funded Project, Göteborg, University of Gothenburg, Artistic research and development 2011
Artistic research and development

Fantasin om att vara äkta
Maja Hammarén
ArtMonitor, 7/2009 s. 29, Magazine article 2009
Magazine article

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2012

2011

A History of Shit: A performative lecture by Maja Hammarén
Anthony Marcellini, Fredrik Svensk, Maja Hammarén
Performance - from the series Ways of Transmission KU funded Project, Göteborg, University of Gothenburg, Artistic research and development 2011
Artistic research and development

2009

Fantasin om att vara äkta
Maja Hammarén
ArtMonitor, 7/2009 s. 29, Magazine article 2009
Magazine article

Showing 1 - 4 of 4

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