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This Time It Looks Like Love Is Here to Stay
Charlotte Åberg

This time it looks like love is here to stay is a lyric sentence from the disco legend Barry Whites hit ‘I’m gonna love you just a little bit more baby’. The woman in the film lives in her own dream world, filled to the bridge with consumption and glamour. In contrast the other movies Vacuum clean love and My love has got a gun, this woman has gone yet another step. She finds herself in an indolent state, on the edge to apathy. The woman has quit her struggle, as well as quit questioning her situation. She is now searching for a disperse of her own being, and is seduced by the tones of Barry White’s soft voice. The woman has created an own kingdom, in where the dream of love can remain, and she stays in her illusion of happiness with help of pills.

Aspect ratio 1,33:1 (4:3)
Prod. format
Duration 00:02:45
Color Color
Year 2000
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About the artist

Charlotte Åberg

Born in 1966 in Stenungsund. Currently based in Stockholm, Sweden.

Charlotte Åberg is a video artist educated at the art academy in Umeå, Sweden 1990-1995. The images in Charlotte Åberg’s films are inspired by commercials from tv-shop, fashion magazines and Hollywood productions. Charlotte Åberg is interested in how media and junk culture influence a greater and greater part of society, and how their ideals affect the individual. The representation of romanticized love is a constantly recurring thread in the video works. Clichés and beauty adoration in a narcissistic culture are reflected in several video performances.

Charlotte Åberg has worked with social structure and hierarchy in schools and places of work. The exhibition ‘The Dream Garden’ with Lott Alfreds, has been an examination of the employees’ dreams at an eldercare. During the years 2003-2006, Charlotte Åberg worked in a broader field of art, with the projects vårbygå and SkiSS. She has also exhibited at Polyphonix, Videoprogram, Centre Georges Pompidou, in Paris, October 2002. In 1999 she was an holder of the IASPIS-scholarship in Stockholm.

Recent projects include Drömsällskapet at Norrtälje Konsthall 2019 and Illuminated dreams, Alexandria 2017.