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Leona Babette, Westwood, Los Angeles
Tova Mozard

Leona is a nightclub singer in Los Angeles. In the video she sits in her living room, sings short demonstrations of songs, and comments upon each of them. She alternates between performing and speaking about her life as both a private and a public person. She addresses the person behind the camera, the audience watching the video almost ‘becomes’ this person and it creates an intimate space between the viewer and the subject.

Keywords Music
Aspect ratio 1.33:1 (4:3)
Prod. format Generic SD-video
Duration 00:07:00
Language English
Color Color
Year 2002
Latest screening Apr 12, 2021
Oct 29, 2019
Oct 17, 2018
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About the artist

Tova Mozard

Tova Mozard lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden.

Curiosity and unveiling narratives are two main motifs in Tova Mozard’s work. Since graduating with an MFA from Malmö Art Academy in 2003, Mozard has built a growing repertoire of photography and video work, which has been shown in solo and group shows throughout Sweden and internationally. Many of her videos show a fascination with people on the fringes of society. During her time in Los Angeles, she sought out unique people drawn to the bright Hollywood lights and dreams of superstardom. In these videos, Mozard explores the relationship between the camera, the entertainer/narrator and her self as artist/documenter. The Big Scene finds Mozard turning the camera around to face her own childhood and family history.