Akademiker Bernd Krauss klär sig till Arbetare och arbetar som djurvårdare. Djurvårdaren Rickard Andersson klär sig i Akademikerns roll fotograferar och regisserar den förklädde akademikern till hans arbetsuppgifter. Konstnären Nina Svensson samordnar, deltar och dokumenterar studiecirkeln. Stillbildsfoto: Rickard Andersson. Video: Nina Svensson och praktikanter på Kolmådens djurpark

The study circle took place at Kolmården zoo. The idea of the study circle is based on learning without expertise according to the model “3x3x3”Rickard (the duty manager at the zoo) takes photographs and directs the artist and academic Bernd in doing the usual tasks as a zoo caretaker. The whole procedure is documented by me, the artist. We wish to re-create the format of the study circle and follow up on a discussion about worker identity and working conditions through this performative action.

Förklädd Akademiker from Nina Svensson on Vimeo.

During the time of the exhibition, A Sense of Solidarity – the Circle Repeats Itself at Arbetets Museum in 2011, various formats that were important for the labour movements’ educational activities were reproduced. Amongst these were “amateur activities”, study circles, which increasingly ceased to function in their original participatory form, adapting themselves to our present-day more and more individualistic society. The idea behind the study circle at Kolmården Zoo was based on education without expertise, in accordance with the method 3x3x3.

3 x 3 x 3 presenterades som videodokumentation “Akademiker förklädd till Arbetare” och väggmålning i utställningen “En känsla av samhörighet repeterar cirkeln” på Arbetets Museum 2010.