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Everybody Wants to Be Grant
J Tobias Anderson

Everybody Wants to Be Grant, is a further development of My Name Is Grant, where I go farther in investigating the pros and cons of celebrityhood, with basis in myself and Cary Grant. The work is formed by a simple imagery, which in diffuse slow-motion sequences interplay with a more complex soundtrack. The title comes from a statement made by a journalist whilst interviewing Grant. ‘Everybody wants to be Cary Grant’, the journalist is supposed to have said, at which Grant replied: ‘So would I’. Everybody Wants to Be Grant was originally made in 2001, but remade in 2002 into a new work.

Keywords Sound
Aspect ratio 1.33:1 (4:3)
Prod. format Generic SD-video
Duration 00:02:53
Language English
Color Color
Year 2002
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About the artist

J Tobias Anderson

Born in 1971. Grew up on Gotland in the Baltic Sea. Lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden.

Tobias J Andersson studied at University Collage of Arts Crafts & Design as well as the Royal Collage of Art, both in Stockholm. He mainly works with video and animation. Anderson has moved between narrative and non-narrative works and through the years he has created almost 40 films. He has also been experimenting with different forms of music and sound installations. Notable exhibitions include P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center in New York, Kunst-Werke Berlin, CaixaForum in Barcelona and Museo de Colecciones ICO in Madrid, as well as solo exhibitions at MMC Luka in Pula Croatia, ak28 in Stockholm and Uppsala Art Museum in Uppsala, Sweden. He is collaborating with Espaivisor in Valencia, Spain.