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Cecilijas hus
Katarina Eismann

This documentary portrays Cecilija, her years of youth and her family. It centres around her parents’ house outside Sarajevo, which was ruined by the actions of war. The house is located next to the airport. This area was strategically important and the frontline was drawn staight across their garden. In the film, Cecilija is wandering amongst the ruins of her home, telling stories from her past and about how her father built the house, slowly but steadily. Family members, neighbours and soldiers contribute with their memories of Cecilija’s House.

English title Cecilijas House
Keywords Documentary, Landscape, Architecture
Aspect ratio 1.33:1 (4:3)
Prod. format Generic SD-video
Duration 00:22:00
Language Swedish
Color Color
Year 1999
Latest screening May 8, 2019
Feb 6, 2019
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About the artist

Born in 1958. Currently based in Stockholm, Sweden.

Katarina Eismann is a videoartist who has a Master of Arts from Royal Institute of Arts in Stockholm and has been a teacher at Dramatiska institutet, Beckmans, Danshögskolan, Gerlesborgsskolan, among others.

In recent years, Katarina Eismann has participated in several major art projects where the documentation, within the artistic process, has become a crucial part in the producing of works. Despite their different approaches, the projects have had in common their perspective on process as a spatial, non-linear retelling of an event, where a piece of work emerges as a result of the conversations and encounters that take place. This work often involves Eismann entering into other people’s projects in her role as an artist, or inviting others to participate in her own work. The ambition is that the material gathered over the course of the project should function as a catalyst, a forum for discussion and questions, a piece of documentation that offers a representation of intangible and complex processes