THE ALPHABET OF FEELING BAD

KARIN MICHALSKI & ANN CVETKOVIC

Date: 22 Augusti–14 September
Place: Mornington Hotel, Room 101, Kungsportsavenyn 6
Opening hours: every day, 07:00–23:00
Duration: 14:22 min
Language: English


The Alphabet of Feeling Bad defines terms from A to Z such as “depression”, but also everyday negative feelings like the impression of being stuck at an impasse, of feeling numb or not able to work, of being overwhelmed by demands, of not being adequate and not getting on, and provides them with a different meaning. Negative feelings are not understood as individual failure or sickness. Rather the question is raised of how these could be collectively sensed as “public feelings” but also politicized in the context of neoliberal working conditions and of homophobia, sexism and racism.

Welcome to room 101 at Mornington Hotel, Kungsportsavenyn 6. 
Still från The Alphabet of Feeling Bad

The Alphabet of Feeling Bad was developed within the project Words Needed by curator Anna Linder for Umeå 2014. Words Needed consists of four new productions that express visual dialogues, make political claims and define a possible utopian world.