BLOD(y) – An exhibit around BLOD

21 November 2019 24 November 2019

Open Studio, Färgfabriken

Artists: Annika Boholm och Kersti Grunditz Brennan

BLOD(y) is a research and film project trying to go beyond norms when it comes to content, aesthetics and modes of collaboration in cinematic storytelling.

BLOD(y) is an exposition of work processes of BLOD. The Open Studio exhibit features the film BLOD, its source materials in different forms, works in various degrees of progress and scheduled talks on related topics. 

The BLOD creators Annika Boholm & Kersti Grunditz Brennan will hang out in the exhibit, hoping for conversations, interactions and exchange of concrete artistic challenges and insights.

The research project explores collaboration grounded in friendship, across professions and academic positions. A liquid and blurred line between life and art is explored in a loop of writing, filming and editing. Working on BLOD, all hands-on artistic processes are taken on jointly and uncompromisingly, while challenging power hierarchies, artist myths and traditional cinema’s demand for naturalism and narrative logic in both imagery and mise-en-scene. 

The film BLOD revolves around female bleeding from cradle to grave, but is not all about liquids. It also examines emotional swells in the wake of the blood – between people when bodies fail. The film events where modes of creating, key issues and artistic ambition are embodied, are based on experiences of being human with brains, heart and uterus. 

About the artists

Annika Boholm and Kersti Grunditz Brennan attended The College of Dance together. They did a joint graduation project and since then have on and off participated in each other’s dance and film projects. Both have shifted their main focus from dance to other artistic expressions. BLOD is the first film project they develop together.

Annika Boholm was born in Falun. Until 2005 she worked mainly with choreography and movement directing. After studies at Nordens författarskola Biskops-Arnö, she is now a writer in a variety of formats and genres.  Annika teaches performing arts at Stockholm University of the Arts.

Kersti Grunditz Brennan is from Jämtland and is a filmmaker and film editor. Her work includes the feature film Citizen Schein and the documentary CJDG about the artist Carl Johan De Geer and his retrospective at Färgfabriken. Kersti is assistant professor of film editing and a PhD-candidate in film and media with a focus on editing at Stockholm University of the Arts.

Open Studio program
November 21–24, 2019

Read more about:

Färgfabriken’s ongoing project Open Studio was launched 2017 in collaboration with the art and design group Very Very Gold. Open studio is a way of giving exposure to creative thinking and creative processes before they adopt their final form, while also bringing creators and audiences closer together.


BLOD(y) is co-arrengement between Färgfabriken’s project Open Studio and Stockholm university for the arts, in the framework of Kersti Grunditz Brennan’s phd project.

ff headerlogo