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06:30 min., stereo, color, HD 1080, 2007
JANNICKE LÅKER | VARIOUS WORKS
OCTOBER 19–NOVEMBER 30, 2014
Introduction text by Angelica Olsson ENG/SWE
SVILOVA presents three video works by artist Jannicke Låker: Sketch for a Rape Scene (2003), Running Woman (2007) and Boogie With You (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
Sketch For a Rape Scene
8:39 min., color, stereo, miniDV, 2003
Boogie With You
12:02 min., color, stereo, 2014
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