Ryska Dansöser

Öyvind Fahlström


Book, language: Swedish.
Materials: ink, paper

Collection: collection MHKA, Antwerp.

Literary synopsis

In a letter to Bo Nilsson he describes the action as follows: “I infect Stockholm with infectious madness and in the end everyone is mad except me and everything turns into a film that was made during the time and then in a dream and then in darkness”.

Relation of the novel to the artist’s practice

Öyvind Fahlström wrote three novels; none of them were published and all manuscripts are lost. The titles were: Ryska Dansöser (1948-49), Bröd (no date), I Kröken (no date).

Authorship: Artist Author.

Creative Strategy: No Link to Artworks.

Genre: Surrealist.

Publishing: Unpublished.

Theme: Mental Illness.

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