Salander/Blomkvist: Challenging Stereotypes in The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo–and beyond.


Artist-activist Linda Stein makes a dramatic presentation, both visually and viscerally, of Larsson’s two main protagonists, Lisbeth Salander and Mikhail Blomkvist. In a whirlwind of fast-paced references that include Wonder Woman and Lady Gaga, as well as her gender-bending and heroic art, Stein teases, provokes and inspires her audience to risk approaching the intersections of sadism and the verboten emotions that surface.

First performed at the Brooklyn Museum in a panel discussion on October 22, 2011 (see announcement below), Linda Stein condenses the 2 hour Swedish movie The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo into a 17 minute tour de force of gender reversal & scrambling. Q&A to follow.