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Anna Ådahl

Filmed portrait of whirling dervish, Didiem breathing slowly after she has performed the ritual “Sema’”. Didiem is the first woman who officialy performed the 800 year old sufi ritual Sema’ (Sufism being part of Islam) with the men on equal terms.

Keywords Dance
Aspect ratio 1.78:1 (16:9)
Prod. format Generic SD-video
Duration 00:03:18
Color Color
Year 2004
Latest screening May 30, 2022
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About the artist

Anna Ådahl

Born in 1973, lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden.

Anna Ådahl is currently based in Stockholm after been living in France for more than eighteen years. Parallel to her work she has been collaborating with choreographer Fabrice Lambert, filmmaker and artist Keja Ho Kramer. She is presently working on projects which have the notion of the crowd in focus. The crowd as the mass, the people and particularly, as a multitude. Ådahl is a editorial member, since 2012, of OEI (magazine, publishing house and art space).

Recent shows include: Lofoten International Art Festival, Lofoten, Norway, Hordaland Art Centre, Bergen, Norway, Taiga Space, St Petersburg, Russia, Botkyrka Konsthall, Fittja-Stockholm, Sweden, Galerie Roussan, Paris, CCA Derry Londonderry, Northern Ireland among many others.