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Biting My Tongue — Göteborgs Konsthall

Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition 2023

Maria Hardin, don´t memento mori memento everyone who obliterates themselves in that knowingness of girlhood, 2021. devotion (in collaboration with Simon Eliasson), 2021. Installation view, Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition 2023, Kunsthal Charlottenborg. Photo by Søren Rønholt.

"If you try to leave you will feel guilty of that betrayal for the rest your life. We are loyal to the sorrow of childhood."
— Unknown

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Maria Hardin, hungry i cum 2 u, 2022. Installation view, Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition 2023, Kunsthal Charlottenborg. Photo by Søren Rønholt.

In the mid 1990’s, an Evangelical Christian men’s movement called Promise Keepers swept America selling out football stadiums across the country for all-male worship session. Promise Keepers’ goal was to reclaim traditional masculinity and teach men how to be the spiritual leaders of their households.

Leaders of Promise Keepers spoke at anti-abortion rallies and sponsored initiatives to undermine gay rights laws in their communities. The movement reached its peak on October 4, 1997 at Stand in the Gap: A Sacred Assembly of Men when 800,000 men gathered in front of the White House to worship together. In 2020, Promise Keeper’s announced their relaunch.

The sound that accompanies the video is an ASMR collage of worship songs that the men in the film would have been singing.

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HYENA: Healing Your Esoteric Needs Astrally 
“Obsessions by MOISTURE”
released May 1, 2020 
♡♡♫ a zine that is a ritual that is a cassette that is a dream ♫♡♡ 

HYENA No.1 investigates obsession as a form of devotion. Inspired by Hilma Af Klint’s weekly seance group, The Five, the issue takes the form of an automatic writing ritual. 

Through a carefully curated mix by MOISTURE and a seance composed by Maria Hardin and Anna Jansson (alumni of Hekseskolen), the listener-writer-reader is guided through a leavening of self that attunes the psyche to the collective unconscious. 

Prior to the release of the cassette, the automatic writing ritual was performed in kitchens, on trains, in hospital rooms, as a group, and in isolation. A poem written during one of the sessions is included with the cassette. 

excerpts from dog daze (out-of-print artist book)
published by wonder milky 2017
Written in response to
thinking is a kind of movement, like dancing or shaking a fist:
A Workshop Between Gesture and Thought by Annika Larsson
Umeà Academy of Fine Arts Summer 2016

Signs & Wonders (2016)
site specific sculptures for “My Hands are Literally Shaking” 
Skolgatan 41 Umeå, Sweden