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Pernilla Zetterman

Turn Down Center Line is an installation consisting of two black and white video loops. Zetterman has been inspired by the commanding presence as the riding instructors use to correct riders during riding lessons, every instruction is like a command. ‘Walk forward, keep going, make a walk, you are the one who decides where he goes, the whip, if the leg isn’t enough’.

Turn Down Center Line No 1 shows two girls enacting an equine training session. One girl assumes the horse’s role on a line and the other urges her with a whip and commands her to repeatedly go and run round in a circle. Is it a casual play or serious training, performed with great seriousness?

English title Turn Down Center Line No 1
Aspect ratio 1,33:1 (4:3)
Prod. format Generic SD-video
Duration 00:13:00
Language No dialogue & Swedish
Color BW
Year 2002
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Pernilla Zetterman

Pernilla Zetterman lives in Stockholm. She works in the area of photography and moving images and often combines the two forms of expression in her works. Zetterman studied photography in Sweden and Finland, receiving a postgraduate degree from the University of Art and Design in Helsinki, an MFA from the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm and a BFA from the School of Photography at Göteborg University. Her work has been shown extensively in solo and group exhibitions, including the recent touring exhibition, The Helsinki School, and is represented in the permanent collections of Fotomuseum Winterthur and Hasselblad Foundation, among others.

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