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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 rider 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 2 shows a group of girls during a riding lesson, they perform dressage and make changes of tempo, but instead of real horses they use hobby horses. Is it a casual play or serious training, performed with great seriousness?
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.