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Photo: Mathilda Läckberg Holmquist

Graduation 2024: "Hot shoe" Photography

Culture and languages

Bachelor's and master's students in photography are showcasing their thesis projects at Röda Sten Konsthall.

4 May 2024 - 26 May 2024
Röda Sten Konsthall

HDK-Valand in collaboration with Röda Sten Konsthall

The term ”Hot Shoe” (or “Blixtsko”) refers to the mounting point found on cameras to connect a flash. The expressions “Blixtsko” and “Hot Shoe” can also create ambiguities and unexpected associations beyond its photographic meaning.

The exhibition Hot Shoe explores temporal aspects in relation to materials, places, light, and sound. The works challenge traditional contexts and open up for more interpretations and worlds. Artists utilize technical, historical, pop cultural, and theoretical aspects within photography to broaden our understanding of what photography is and can be.

Students from both bachelor’s and master’s programs in photography present their works through various forms of expression. In addition to photography, sculpture, installations, sound pieces, publications, and video art are also exhibited.

Opening: Saturday 4 May, at 11.00. Inauguration ceremony at 12.00-16.00.

Programme during opening day

The opening day offers a number of events such as speeches and performances.

Opening programme at Röda Sten's website

Participating students

Bachelor's programme: Max Barel, Alva Le Febvre, Mette Genet, Hilma Hedin, Nicola Helin, Rasmus Holm, Mathilda Läckberg Holmquist, Frida Lisa Carstensen Jersø, Josefin Johansson Hedman, Lisa Pettersson, Rasmus B. Strøyer, Andrea Lund Sørensen, Gloriya Talebi, Johan Holst Zwergius

Master's programme: Kirstine Autzen, Lana Durdek, Eva Vei, Ronya Hirsma, Karin Holmer, Lisa Paulsson, Christoffer Rutström, Anna Schlechter, Jaana Sundström, Johan Windle, Nina Worren, Tom Zelger

Presentation of students projects

As part of the exhibition, each student presents a text on, which is published before the opening day. The texts represent the theoretical part of the students’ education. The questions revolve around various subjects covering both academic themes and personal reflections.

Follow @hdkvaland_photography_gradshow on Instagram to take part in and see the artists’ works and processes, as well as program activities.
To the students Instagram

Opening hours

Information on opening hours and entrance fees at Röda Sten Konsthall's website

Free entrance during the opening day, entrance fee rest of the exhibition.

More information about other graduation events during the spring of 2024.