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Cowboy Russ
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Tova Mozard

A man is re-telling a duel scene from the movie The Magnificent Seven from 1960. He narrates the story in such great detail that through imagination the audience is transported to the setting of the scene in the movie. The storyteller ends by saying ‘cut’, as he freezes in a pose. The illusion is gone and the set for his story is back being in a plain apartment. The shift from his self-confident way of entertaining to realities vulnerability becomes extremely present and calls attention to the audience’s involvement in the piece. 

Aspect ratio 1,33:1 (4:3)
Prod. format Generic SD-video
Duration 00:08:00
Language English
Color Color
Year 2003
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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.

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