Karin Keisu & Josse Thuresson
Caring is Fundamental (2021)
Digital three-dimensional environment with sound
What if there was no place I was welcome to define my view on the world and myself, be angry or cheerful and held by others; if there were no places to think, meet, flirt and belong; if there was no space where desires and knowledge could unfold and hook onto each other and spiral?
Caring is Fundamental is a monument to queer spaces. A queer space could be any space of queer usage. The monument consists of an inner landscape unbound from time, hosted by an intergalactic creature that guides us through it whilst performing a monologue about an experience of care.
Karin Keisu (b.1995, Tornedalen) and Josse Thuresson (b.1992, Stockholm) have been working as a collaborative duo since 2018. Their projects take the form of text, film, performance, digital installations and curating, addressing politics of language, queer time and the strength of being on the margins. Educated at Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, and at Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design.