Interview in Rome

I spent some time translating a blog post posted by Kornél Kovács back in 2012. The interview however was from a 2006 visit. I think I did the English version justice.

I learned that Alexandra was part of a film or possibly a short film written and directed by Massimo Gugliemlo titled Seven & Seven.

Massimo’s upcoming film Seven & Seven is about seven women in different European capitals, each representing one of the seven deadly sins. The women have one thing in common – that their lives are somehow going in the wrong direction – ending up at the wrong place at the wrong time: the London Underground on July 7, 2005. The same day of the London bombings. Alexandra plays a Swedish woman with the sloth sin.

I don’t think the film was ever released much to my dismay. It would have been from around 2005-2006 if it does exist out there somewhere.

The article can be found here in English and here in Swedish. It’s also been archived on the Articles page of this website.

Yoyoi Kusama – In Infinity

The Yayoi Kusama exhibit In Infinity debuted on September 6th at Moderna Museet in Stockholm.

Yayoi Kusama’s (b. 1929) remarkable artistic practice has fascinated the public for over six decades. Like few other artists she moves resolutely between painting and sculpture, between art and design, and between East and West. Moderna Museet and ArkDes are now featuring Kusama in a retrospective exhibition covering her oeuvre from early nature studies to installations that suspend time and space.

Alexandra Dahlström attended the opening with friend My Zackrisson. I would love to see more photos from this event!

Roygalan 2016

I can’t believe I haven’t had a decent update since September! Google has really been letting me down. It seems Instagram is a lot more bustling when it comes to updates than the rest of the internet.

I do have something though, whether or not it’s new to you is another story.

Alexandra Dahlström attended Roygalan on October 27th which celebrates Sweden’s best commercials and the creators behind them. The event took place at Berns/Chinateatern in Stockholm.

Here she is at the event with friend Janni Hellerup.

Coffee By Women

Zoégas is a coffee product in Sweden which posted this video on August 10th called “Coffee By Women” which was directed by Alexandra Dahlström and filmed by Petrus Sjövik in Kenya.

“Lazima upandishe Sauti ili uskiike” means we must raise our voices to be heard. We at Zoegas together with artist Alicios Theluji translated and recorded the classic Swedish song into Swahili. We believe that people who work with coffee should feel good about working with coffee. We believe that people should have meaningful lives, good lives, and create a good future for the country. Through “Coffee by Women”, we encourage more women to study and work with coffee growing, taking up more space. Obviously along with boys and men. The more the better. Through our song and film, we want to show Kenya as we see it when we visit the country, even outside of the coffee plantation. Strong girls and boys who confidently look to the future. In coffee growing but also other activities. Together.

If you follow Alexandra on Instagram you can see all sorts of photos she posted during production of this video.

What’s New?

What’s new? Well I’ve moved again. It seems to be an every 3 year thing with me. Anyways, it was a good move. All settled and back to my routine. I’ve been following Alexandra on Instagram and she’s been keeping very busy which is excellent to see! I hope we’ll get to see more of her in the media soon. In the meantime, I’ve found a teeny-tiny photo online and my best guess tells me it’s from 1998-ish. Here’s a very young Alexandra Dahlström with Rebecka Liljeberg taken by Magnus Jönsson.

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Edit: I found a slightly larger version of the photo and have replaced the tiny one.