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- Cinemateket, Stockholm 14th September at 4.30 pm 2008
Gunilla Josephson – Hello Ingmar,
2001, 7 min, 4:3, DV, Stereo, Colour
Hello Ingmar presents itself as autobiography,
as documentary, as true/not true, but in its deliberate
confusions of fiction and fact, calling into question
our definitions of both those properties by distorting
the narrative, the film becomes a ‘meta-biography’.
Humorous, outrageous, factual, or a complete lie, the
film is a perceptual recounting of experience, in which
history is the result not of facts, but of perceptions.
In Hello Ingmar JOSEPHSON FLEES THROUGH THE ANGST-RIDDEN,
BOURGEOIS-HUMANIST AND THEATRICAL WORLD OF INGMAR’S
IMAGERY, A WORLD WHERE COCK, CUNT AND HELL ARE ARRANGED
IN MONO-SYLLABIC AND INSISTENT EQUIVALENCE.
Gunilla Josephson is an artist working exclusively in
the video medium, with a BA in Social Sciences from
Stockholm University and an MFA (1986) from The College
of Art and Design (Konstfackskolan) in Stockholm. She
lives and works in Toronto, Canada and in Montmartin
Sur Mer, France and exhibits extensively in Canada and
Hanna Ljung – Vedergällning, 2007,
4:32 min, 16:9, DV, Stereo, Colour
Retaliation is a filmed performance based on a scene
from the film The Virgin Spring by Ingmar Bergman. The
piece is a revolt and a homage. Retaliation takes a
fictional action and studies it to find new meaning.
The video is a play with strength and weakness where
the woman takes on a traditionally male role in trying
her raw strength and getting rid of her frustration
by hitting and breaking something.
Hanna Ljungh, born 1974 in Washington D.C, lives and
works in Stockholm. Graduated from the Master's program
in Fine Art at Konstfack Stockholm 2003. Currently doing
a Project Year in Video Video at The Royal University
College of Fine Arts, Stockholm
Sara Jordenö – Videoactive, 2001,
3:10 min, 4:3, DV, Stereo, Colour
“The Persona Project” consists of an archive
of narratives surrounding Ingmar Bergman's film Persona.
The archive documents a wide range of acts of censorship,
which in turn produces new authorships. “The Persona
Project, No 6: Videoactive” portrays a membership
video store located in Los Angeles called Videoactive.
The store has a unique categorisation system, where
the customers and employees place the films. It is revealed
that the copy of Persona is in flux, moving between
different shelves and interpretations.
Sara Jordeno is a Swedish artist and writer working
in Sweden and New York. Her projects takes the form
of investigations, which over time can produce several
works, such as a film, installation, text, artist book,
or a discussion. Each of her projects dissects that
which makes up a narrative (words, images, sound) and
uses narrative surplus (translation mistakes, information
trash, myths, and constructed facts) to extract and
accentuate other possible meanings and themes surrounding
the “main” story.
Liv Strand – Pipeline, 2007, 5:35 min,
4:3, DV, Stereo, Colour
Pipeline, a video piece that brings the viewer on an
uncharted journey through a pneumatic pipeline system.
This pneumatic pipeline system runs by more than ten
kilometres through the Karolinska University Hospital
in Stockholm. My basic interest was to be able to see
the unseen, the speed and way of the transports in such
an ancient technical system. To view the idea of moving.
A capsule was modified to transport the video camera
in order to capture the movement and sound of the capsule,
as it navigates through the system. The sound recorded
in the video is the sound of movement, sonically inhaling
and exhaling in a sequence of frozen pauses and explosive
movements. Pipeline is a field recording by a video
camera that hover through a closed infrastructure.
Liv Strand’s art practice has its starting point
in space, particularly in that we share a living space.
She wants to show possibilities to claim space, not
avoiding the friction that follows when different components
have to adjust to one another. Different forms and shapes
are a specific sign of something well known and she
shows how it's possible to drift in order to change
the meaning. Strand examines the public space by introducing
private questions and actions. The sensation of feeling
one’s body occupying space, bumping into the surroundings,
is of importance.
Astrid Göransson - ...nästan som en i familjen.,
2007, 9:51 min, 4:3, DV, Stereo, Colour
In 1933 Anna-Helèn Johansson wrote 30 letters
to her sister Clary. She, a young farmer's daughter,
had got the chance to live in a city household in Stockholm.
There is a flow of descriptions in these letters and
above all – a flow of feelings. Anna-Helèn
was supposed to be like a member of the fine opera-family
Stiebel. She became a maid. She got pissed! In my animation,
based on Anna-Helèn’s letters, I want to
give associations to women's lives today, my own and
others. Anna-Helèn, my mother, died in 1997.
The music is collaboration with composer Carin Blom.Born
1956 in Maglaby Kvidinge, Sweden. Lives and works in
Maglaby in the northern province of Skåne, Sweden.
Astrid Göransson studied sculpture at Royal College
of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm 1977–78
and 1980-81. She attended the art school Forum in Malmö
1981-85 and again 1987-88. Finally she attended Valand
Royal College of Art, 1999 to 2000, the Department of
Free Art and New Media.
Richard Dinter och Magdalena Dziurlikowska
- Det finns inga gränser för vad jag kan göra,
2007, 9:20 min, 4:3, DV, Stereo, Colour, Swedish with
Richard portrays a petty chief walking around his home
speaking about all the things he’s stolen. He
hasn’t bought anything: not the fruit in the bowl,
not the tooth brush… and by the way, not even
the apartment is his. The story evolves into the story
of his life; starting with small thefts with his father
and ending at the fact that he now is a father himself
and has to stop with this bad habit.
Most people have shoplifted and everyone pilfers from
their workplace, but still people claim that they don’t
Magdalena Dziurlikowska, born 1975 in Warszawa. Lives
and works in Stockholm. My art deals with obsession,
the urge to systemize and the pursuit of a personality.
I get inspiration from everyday events and carry them
to their extremes. I use video, photography, text and
installations to express what it means to create your
self-image in today’s society. Habitual and ordinary
things result in paradoxes, humour and unreality.
Richard Dinter, born 1964. Lives and works in Stockholm.
My art is often regarded as deeply personal and flavoured
with a subtle sense of humour. I use myself as a creative
tool in my productions since I strongly believe that
being personal is being universal. Identity, obsession,
and memory are some of the subjects I deal with in my
Katja Aglert - Momentary Seizures, 2007, 5:54
min, 4:3, DV, Stereo, Colour,
Swedish with English subtitles
In Momentary Seizures the much discussed summer plague
in Sweden, the Spanish slug, (in popular speech: the
Murder Slug), systematically gets exterminated by the
use of beer traps. The connotations are horrible; war
rhetoric, genocide and terror. But the worst is the
realization that it’s impossible to assure that
this evil isn’t in all of us, in every human,
when we without hesitation practice biological cleaning
in our gardens.
Katja Aglert is a Swedish artist based in Stockholm.
She works in different media such as video, sound, interventions
and text. ”I often collect material for a project
as a documentary process, and with the assembled material
I strive to re-create and concentrate the essence, with
the aim to interpret and decode it, and by that create
a shift in ”reality” to make it more ambivalent,
playful and dramaturgically interesting”. Her
works have been selected for exhibitions both in Sweden
and internationally. Katja Aglert attended Umeå
Academy of Fine Arts in Sweden where she in 2003 graduated
with a Master of Fine Arts.
Angela Durán Jofré - Cheree,
2007, 3:40 min, DV, 4:3 letterbox, Stereo, Colour
This is a film about the overpowering sweetness of love.
About the weakening effects of hunger and unreachable
needs. This is a film about Cheree, my Black Little
A cover song from the group Suicide, with the same title,
Cheree. From the album; First album, released 1977.
Singer: Christoffer Paues. Music: Mikael Beckman Thoor
och Leo Höll
Born 1978 in Santiago, Chile. Lives and works in Stockholm,
Sweden. Graduates in June 2008 from the Royal University
College of Fine Arts in Stockholm.
Katarina Löfström - Finale, 2006,
6:18 min, DV, 4:3, Stereo, b/w
This film is based on the credits of Francis Ford Coppola’s
feature film Apocalypse Now Redux. The sound is a remix
of the original score, composed by the director.
Katarina Löfström, born in Sweden 1970, Katarina
Löfström is a visual artist mainly focusing
on video. After receiving a MFA degree at Royal College
of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm in 1997, she
decided to further explore the world of the moving image.