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Mattias Härenstam

With Supermarket Mattias started out with the basic idea of a very strict diarylike narrative structure held together by ever ongoing scenes of consumption. The idea of the narrative structure was an attempt to create a kind of suspense situation in the viewer. A kind of boredom – surprise – disappointment – anticipation sequence of emotions. This was also a way of conveying the subject matter in an emotional in addition to an intellectual way. Mattias wanted the viewer to feel the frustrated desire for something to happen themselves. 

Aspect ratio 1.33:1 (4:3)
Prod. format Generic SD-video
Duration 00:14:55
Language English
Color Color
Year 2001
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About the artist

Mattias Härenstam

Mattias Härenstam, born 1971, is educated at National Academy of Fine Arts, Bergen, Norway and Städelschule, Frankfurt a. M. After his education, Mattias has chosen Berlin as a base of activities. His main working area is video (as ”pure” video pieces or as parts of installations), but he have also been into sculpture, performance and photography. The main themes are contemporary social and political structures, seen from a personal and individual perspective.