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Vem är Gunnar? En könslig historia
Tilda Lovell

‘Who is Gunnar?’ is based on the hit song ‘Gunnar’ by Swedish feminist rap icons D Muttant and Y Puss. Gunnar is a green grasshopper, confused by the way he has been treated in life. We find him in the desert, crying over the involuntary genital surgery to which he was subjected as a child. His dreams come true as he digs up his old doctor who agrees to perform surgery on him once again. After stumbling on an old suitcase and a mysterious mink, he is shown the door into another world where he finds himself, amongst Tiny Tims and smurfs.

English title Who is Gunnar?
Keywords Animation, LGBTQ, Body, Sex, Queer
Aspect ratio 1.33:1 (4:3)
Prod. format Generic SD-video
Duration 00:05:20
Language No dialogue & Swedish
Color Color
Year 2004
Latest screening Dec 12, 2018
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About the artist

Tilda Lovell

Tilda Lovell lives and work in Stockholm and Berlin. Lovell works in various media including sculpture, installation, animation and drawing. Through intuitive gathering and assembling of fragments and objects from nature and society, Lovell reanimates dead matter into new sculptures and scenes that reflects the metamorphic existence in life and beyond.

Lovell has had solo shows at e.g. Stenasalen, Gothenburg Artmuseum, Norrtälje konsthall, Krognoshuset, Lund and several shows at Lars Bohman gallery in Stockholm, by which she is represented since 2005. She participated in group shows at Bonniers konsthall, Malmö Artmuseum, Borås Sculpture Biennal and Turku Biennal. Her animations has been shown in several festivals worldwide. Between 2008-2015 Lovell realized five commisioned/public artworks, for example ‘Flora and Fauna’ in Solursgaraget, Vällingby. She received grants from e.g. Art council of Sweden, Art academy of Sweden, Maria Bonnier-Dahlin and Bernadotte art award. Work by Lovell is present in several official and private collections.