PUBLICATIONS    
Conny Blom   Inga inställda tåg i helgen (Kollektivtrafikdikter - Inställda tåg och förseningar 2017-2019)
Published in 2020. (CAC 014) 100 copies, 84 pages.

Even though Sweden is among the richest countries in the world, years of neoliberal austerity politics have taught the Swedish people that to reduce public expenditure is needed in order to secure a prosperous future. Constant cuts accompanied by the far reaching privatization of basic state functions have transformed the former model welfare state into a neoliberal wet dream where the state actively assists in redistributing money from the poorest to the richest.

The former welfare state utopia now has the fewest hospital beds per citizen in the whole of the EU and a so dysfunctional public transport system that only Romania can be its match in the amount of delays and cancellations.

Inga inställda tåg i helgen consists of collected news headlines about delays and cancellations in the privatized Swedish public transport system.

 

  Nominali
Published under the name Klara Sax in 2019. (CAC 011) 20 copies, 36 pages.

Poetry collection inspired by the work of Slovene modernist, constructivist poet Srečko Kosovel (1904-1926) and communist era Yugoslavian advertisement and commercial products.

Conny Blom   Believe Me I Say Onto You
Published in 2018. (CAC 010), 50 copies, 66 pages.

How bad can a translation be, and still remain protected by copyright? In "Believe Me I Say Onto You" the lyrics of the Beatles has been run back and forth through Google Translate via the languages of the European Union, until the limitations of the software has transformed the lyrics to absurdity. Sometimes similar to teenage poetry, sometimes echoing Dada, these poems have very little resemblance to the source, but still they are in their entirety based on the lyrics of the British pop group.

Conny Blom  
Tro mig, jag säger eder/Verjemite mi rečem na vas
Published in 2018. (CAC 009), 50 copies, 128 pages.

How bad can a translation be, and still remain protected by copyright? In "Believe Me I Say Onto You" the lyrics of the Beatles has been run back and forth through Google Translate via the languages of the European Union, until the limitations of the software has transformed the lyrics to absurdity. Sometimes similar to teenage poetry, sometimes echoing Dada, these poems have very little resemblance to the source, but still they are in their entirety based on the lyrics of the British pop group.

Swedish and Slovene language.

Conny Blom   CAB - Conceptual Art Book
Published in 2017. 1000 copies, 256 pages.

A conglomerate of texts and pictures by exciting artists, thinkers, writers. Made with the good will of all the participants, printed with money donated to CAC Bukovje by Joseph Kosuth.

Concept, editing, design Nina Slejko Blom and Conny Blom.


Conny Blom   The Road To Hell is Paved With Good Intentions
Self published in 2016. 500 copies, 20 pages.

There is a rarely discussed dark episode in Swedish history that cannot adequately be explained with Swedish neutrality politics. Between the years 1939 and 1943, any critical writing on the German Nazi regime would be consistently censored. Entire editions of daily newspapers and books were confiscated and in multiple cases the writers were sentenced to jail. Altogether 368 confiscations were implemented.

20 page pamphlet with reflections on freedom of speech and freedom of press.


 
Hard Cocktails/Soft Cocktails
Self released under the name Klara Sax in 2016. 50 copies, 44 pages.

Possible and impossible recipes, published for the occasion of Galerija Gallery's cocktail bar at the Budapest Art Fair.

 

Conny Blom  
1984, Updated
Published in 2014. (CAC 007) 100 copies, 48 pages.

George Orwell’s classic novel 1984 edited and censored in such a way that everything negative; all the dystopia, all the social critique, harsh or gloomy weather, bad smells etc. has been cut out. Due to the nature of the original book, what remains is a series of descriptions of environments and a romance. In George Orwell’s novel a totalitarian state is controlling every instant of the life of its citizens, to the extent of effecting thought patterns and language, ensuring that it is not even possible to think negative thoughts. In “1984, Updated” the original text has been put through a similar treatment.
Conny Blom  
Följ den vita kaninen
Self released 2004, 500 copies, 10 pages (A4).


A collection of easily multipliable text fragments used in connection to exhibitions of The Bunny Project.

 
Retro
Unofficial insert to the newspaper Metro, Göteborg edition, 31st October 2003.

Five hundred copies of Retro were inserted into the current issue of Metro, early morning before the rush of people heading for work came to pick them up. The content of Retro was intended as a contrast to the fast food news of Metro and was hence of a private and reflective caracter. Retro contained contributions by Serkan Özkaya, Sigrid Wallskog, Jenny Eriksson and Conny Blom. Cover photo by Jenny Eriksson. Logo by Serkan Özkaya.

Conny Blom's text (in Swedish)

 
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