Self Healing: Creating Your Health (1986), 2020

Date and time
11 January 2020 at 01:00 PM - 18 January 2020 at 05:00 PM
Type of event
Place and route

Gallery Konstfack
The students own gallery (located on the side of Konstfack)
Konstfack, Tellusgången 16, Stockholm (Look at a map)
Underground station: Telefonplan

Guided meditation and workshop with Tony Karlsson Savci.

Opening hours 12:00-17:00

Contact me for appointments outside these hours


- Guided Meditation -
I am memorizing, embodying and performing the self-help tape and health audio program ”Self Healing: Creating Your Health” as a found object recited live in the gallery. Originally recorded in 1986, this program was written and narrated by American motivational author and professional speaker Louise L. Hay (1926-2017). The tape is also re-recorded and will play over and over during opening hours.

According to Hay positive affirmations help create new thought patterns that dissolve disease in the body and build perfect vibrant health. In the sequence of thought-speech-action, affirmations are believed to play an essential role by breaking patterns of negative thoughts, negative speech, and in turn, negative actions.

- Workshop -
Following each guided meditation, I am inviting the participants to stay and join me in a workshop where we will collectively question and transfigure the narrative of Hays’ “Self Healing: Creating Your Health” by informing it with our own vocabularies and experiences. Together, we will use the transcript of the meditation to look into the different meanings behind the notion of positive affirmations and how their internalization influence our muscle memory. With an intersectional understanding we consider the ethics and ideas around self-love, wellness and healing, and, if affirmations can be used as a tool for social change.

The meditation is held in English.

Workshop material is in English.


Schedule for guided meditation:
11 January, 13:00-14:00
14 January, 13:00-14:00
18 January, 13:00-14:00

Schedule for workshop:
11 January 11, 14:30-16:30
14 January, 14:30-16:30
18 January, 14:30-16:30

**Between the meditation and workshop soup will be served for sustenance (free of charge)


Galleri Konstfack is located at Tellusgången 16, between Konstfack and Försäkringskassan, at Telefonplan.

Information on accessibility:
Accessible parking is located on Tellusgången 22-26. Galleri Konstfack is on the street level and can be accessed by wheelchairs. The door opening on the entrance is about 3 cm. Accessible toilet is not available.

Tony Karlsson

Master's programme in Fine Art