A very comforting picnic with soft blankets and pieces of a former art installations to sit and lean on. Liv Tandrevold Eriksen and Maren Dagny Juell of She Will brought the ‘queer wine’ of tonight, and we had coffee, some Eastern veggie food — all accompanied by fake candles (the candles where an exception; cannot do fake). The occasion: Karmaklubb*’s ongoing collaboration with She Will, this amazing artist driven hub in the suburbia of Ski, and the last days of the exhibition ‘SQUEEZE’ feat. Jessica Warboys, Ragnhild Aamås, and Sandra Vaka. A 40 minutes’ chat on a project that has turned out rather magic, and continues doing so, and of course ‘how to avoid the squeeze’ = clever forms of plasticity as resistance. ‘Thought & pleasure’, in English. Beware: This clip is raw and lo-tech and sounds a bit like Ragnhild’s washing machine due to the heavy (!) ventilation system. Not much to do about it. This is the skeleton of an actual petrol station, after all.
Credit, the song
Rose Royce, ‘Car Wash’. The song was written by Norman Whitfield and published September 1976 (!) on MCA Records. Learning history and such. Do not need much of an explanation. Besides, fun facts: Liv and Maren at She Will were born in the 70s (in 1976 and 1977, to be specific). Karma* is much younger, but true disco lives forever. Source: YouTube. You can find it on Spotify, too. Although the best would be the vinyl! Go to your local shop for vintage records.