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Eric M Nilson
Viktig, viktigare, viktigast
2007, 43:00 min.
ERIC M NILSSON
DEC ,2015–JAN , 2016
Text by Marcus Steinweg ENG/GER
Welcome to watch online three video works by Eric M Nilsson: Viktig, viktigare, viktigast (1972), Vad som helst till synes (1977) & Jag såg (2013).
For two decades, Låker has explored the medium of film through an uncomfortable treatment of taboos and questions of shame, guilt and mental abuse. For this screening of her three video works at Svilova, artist Angelica Olsson has written the essay Wake up!, where she identifies the social criticism pervading Låker’s entire artistic output. The essay provides entry points to Låker’s films, by way of cutouts from film history and contemporary politics.
Jannicke Låker´s “…body of work constantly examines the state of society by staging situations from this reality. We are constantly staging our own lives, something we share with filmmakers like Jannicke Låker. But behind our successful exteriors and titles, and our social media alter egos, is another, parallel aspect of reality, uncovered by Låker´s art. Social criticism flows like an undercurrent through her images.” A. Olsson
Eric M Nilson
Vad som helst till synes
1977, 68:00 min.
Eric M Nilson & Marita Gatte
2013, 57:00 min.
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ABOUT THE ARTIST
Jannicke Låker was born in Drammen, Norway, but lives and works in Berlin. Her work is mainly focused on film and performance. J. Låker studied at Trondheim Academy of Fine Art and the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm. Her works have been displayed at, among other, the Whitney Museum in New York, Moderna Museet in Stockhom, MOMA in New York and The Museum of Contemporary Art in Oslo.