Photography: Annica Karlsson Rixon (cropped)

State of Mind - Queer lives in Russia

State of Mind is an art project on lesbian and bisexual women living in St. Petersburg Russia. The art work is a photography, video and sound based installation that portrays 39 people reflecting on the situation being queers and their hopes for the future. The project was undertaken 2006-2008 by the artists Annica Karlsson Rixon and Anna Viola Hallberg.

8 June - 4 September 2016

Also, in the exhibition a selection from Karlsson Rixon's photo series At the Time of the Third Reading from 2013 will be displayed. The photos depict a Russian women's camp that happened to coincide with the time when the bill forbidding information on "non-traditional sexual orientations" to be conveyed to children under eighteen was approved by the State Duma in Moscow.

Both the artworks are part of Annica Karlsson Rixon's PhD project Queer Community through Photographic Acts, at Valand Academy, University of Gothenburg.

The exhibition is made possible with support from World Culture Museum and Valand Academy Research Board, University of Gothenburg. Also thanks to Gothenburg Art Museum, Hasselblad Foundation and Flügger färg, Järntorget.

Language: Russian and English.