Those who hunger for life / Painting the landscape

Those who hunger for life (Painting the landscape), dummytext performance and video piece 1994.

A performance in front of the videocamera (6:24 mins). I spurt the colours: White, yellow, brown, green, blue, red and black. Each colour is expressed differently. The act of spitting each colour is performed again in front of the camera and a series of 5 photographs is produced.

I was trained as a painter for eight years. In the history men have been painting landscape — overlooking it, viewing it, as well as overlooking the female body. The work is a play with the idea of/the image of/ the imagination that the female is more obsessed by the emotional, the interior…. Here the woman spits and spurts boundlessly, uncontrollably and soil sometimes the camera lens (the gaze) with color.

The video had its latest screening at Arnolfini Center, Bristol 2002 and the photseries in 2016 atBonniers Konsthall, Stockholm. It was firstly screened at Uddevalla Konstmuseum then at Stockholm Art Fair, received Maria Bonnier Dahlins stipendium for young artists 1966 as well as Otto och Charlotte Mannheimers stipendium. Then screened on tour in the UK.  In Sweden at: SMART Show for New Reality Mix Stockholm. ’Blått snitt’ Moderna Museet Stockholm. Endurance Kulturhuset and The Modern Dance Theatre Stockholm. Gothenburg Filmfestival and ”New Reality Mix” Stockholm. Again in the UK in FRESH video compilation on tour: 5 days at the ICA, London / Videopositive-95, Liverpool / Chapter Arts Centre Cardiff / Ikon Gallery Birmingham / Tate Gallery London. Ferens Art Gallery Hull / Open Hand Studios, Reading / National Film Theatre in London / Ruskin SFA Oxford. The Arches Glasgow. And in Centro Reina Sofia Madrid. And ”Elektroniske underströmmer” Statens Museum for Kunst Copenhagen. (check CV for more details)