Erika Landström

Erika Landström is an artist and writer working in performance, installation, and sculpture. She graduated from the Hochschule für Bildende Künste–Städelschule in 2015, where she studied in the class of Judith Hopf. In 2018–2019, she attended the Whitney Museum of American Art's Independent Study Program in New York.

  • Sibyl's Mouths

    Sibyl's Mouths

    A Pure Fiction Publication

    Rosa Aiello, Ellen Yeon Kim, Erika Landström, Luzie Meyer, and Mark von Schlegell

    Textual and visual ephemera along with performative documents stemming from a reading of Mary Shelley's 1826 novel The Last Man.

    Mary Shelley's novel The Last Man tells the story of a great plague that ravages the globe and forever alters human history. Shelley structured the novel as a reconstruction of text fragments, prophetically written on leaves found scattered in a cave near Naples, left there by the Cumaen Sibyl, the ancient Greek priestess who served as a mouthpiece for the gods. Because the novel offers inescapable parallels with our own present day's great plague, the Pure Fiction group approached this work as a way of shedding light on larger contemporary cultural crises. The contributors' texts and their adjoining ephemeral counterparts—specially commissioned for this publication and the synonymous performance series at the Kölnischer Kunstverein—reflect on themes such as the weight of the past, solitude, our zeitgeist's radical shift in “intimacy,” repetition, and precariously living on our epoch's edge, all of which are framed in The Last Man's radical fictive rejection of romanticism.

    The Last Man: Shifting Theater utilizes Shelley's framework of textual and conceptual fragmentation, layering, and adaptation, like prophecies found on scattered leaves in an ancient cave—or more apt to our current time: like the ideas articulated and metamorphosed through aesthetic media. The publication will link Shelley's narrative framework with the interdisciplinary nature of the Pure Fiction's program debuting first at the Kölnischer Kunstverein in the spring of 2022.

    ContributorsRosa Aiello, Ellen Yeon Kim, Erika Landström, Concha Mendez (tr. by Aislinn McNamara), Luzie Meyer, Vera Palme, Elif Saydam, Mark von Schlegell, Mikhail Wassmer

    • Hardcover $32.00

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  • Intersubjectivity, Volume 2

    Intersubjectivity, Volume 2

    Scripting the Human

    Lou Cantor and Katherine Rochester

    Intersubjectivity considered as both historical phenomenon and nascent mode of present-day relation.

    This collection of essays considers the relationship between performance, subjectivity, and human agency. Encompassing both historical and speculative perspectives, this book explores the ways in which nonhuman (or trans/post-human) entities complicate notions of subjectivity and exert intersubjective pressures of their own on social, political, scientific, and philosophical discourses. Ranging from continental philosophy to more recent formulations that derive from systems theory, trans identity, and the emergent field of bot pedagogy, It approaches intersubjectivity as both historical phenomenon and nascent mode of present-day relation.

    Contributions by Anselm Franke, Avram Alpert, Boris Groys, Erika Landström, Goshka Macuga, Hannah Black, Harry Burke, Jeanne Vaccaro, Josh Kline, Lucky Dragons, Mashinka Firunts Hakopian, Natasha Stagg, Sarah Harrison, Victoria Ivanova

    • Paperback $22.00