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The TV Trampoline / From Children’s Television to Contemporary Art and Literature

2022-10-21 to 2023-01-29

The TV Trampoline set its eye on children's television from 1965 to 1985. Eleven artists and writers based in Sweden have created new works based on a range of Swedish and international children's programs such as Gena the Crocodile (Soviet Union), Sesame Street (USA), Little Sandman (East Germany), Professor Balthazar (Yugoslavia), and Pippi Longstocking, Vilse i pannkakan [Lost in the pancake] and Tjejerna gör uppror [The Girls Revolt] from Sweden. The works highlight stories and experiences from different parts of the world and society.

The exhibition touches on, among other things, how children's television relates to issues of public education, memory, citizenship, and political movements. Here, a group of young girls is reviving The Girls Revolt on Youtube, questions about memory and trauma are raised through Lost in the Pancake, and another work depicts political oppression and resistance In The World of Fables.

During the time period around which the exhibition revolves, children's television was a melting pot of partly contradictory cultural and political references, from the two sides of the Iron Curtain to the non-aligned and neutral states. In this way, television can be said to constitute collective childhood memories for people who grew up in different parts of the world – A modern cultural heritage under the radar.

Artists and writers: Petra Bauer, Ida Börjel & Lo Hillarp, ​​Andjeas Ejiksson, Annika Eriksson, Jennifer Hayashida, Salad Hilowle, Balsam Karam, Behzad Khosravi Noori, Runo Lagomarsino, Katarina Pirak Sikku and Olivia Plender.

The TV Trampoline was initiated by Maria Lind and Andjeas Ejiksson, and was produced by Bildmuseet and Kalmar konstmuseum. The exhibition at Bildmuseet was curated by Maria Lind and Andjeas Ejiksson in collaboration with Sofia Johansson, Bildmuseet.