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Who is Eva Quintas?
Magnus Bärtås

Eva Quintas is an artist living in Montreal. Her boyfriend Michel is a poet and she works for a cultural organization. Her unsuccessful travels to Spain to search for relatives are intertwined with comments on her trips in Europe and Guatemala. She looses money, drinks too much and discovers that the film in her camera is black. The narrator tells about her photonovel made together with Michel – a fiction with liquidations of businesses and forgery artists – as well as her meeting with Joel, a mysterious man who lives alone on a little island in a lake in Guatemala.

Keywords Documentary, Essay, Characters
Aspect ratio 1.33:1 (4:3)
Prod. format Generic SD-video
Duration 00:09:45
Language English
Color Color
Year 2003
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About the artist

Magnus Bärtås

Born 1962 in Jönköping, Sweden. Currently based in Stockholm, Sweden.

Magnus Bärtås is an artist and author. His installations and video essays are often investigating in the fields of marginal architecture, biography and storytelling. He is a professor of fine arts at Konstfack, the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm since 2008. His PhD in practice-based research was presented in 2010 (You Told Me – work stories and video essays). His video essay Madame & Little Boy won the grand prize at Oberhausen International Film Festival. He has published three books of essays together with Fredrik Ekman. Their latest book (Alla monster måste dö) was nominated to the Swedish national book prize (Augustpriset). He participated in ‘Reshapes’, the IASPIS contribution to The Venice Biennale in 2003, “Modernautställningen” at Moderna Museet, Stockholm 2006 and 2010 and the 9:th Gwangju Biennale 2012 among other exhibitions.