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Cookie Puss
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Ann-Sofi Sidén & Lotta Antonsson

The film is about a telephone conversation and a man’s chaotic search for Cooke Puss, on the run in Berlin. The mood shifts and the disjointed impressions of the two protagonists are shown in the coarse-grained texture and exaggerated contrasts of a documentary. The sound track, with its heaving panting, links the fragmented flow of images.

Cookie Puss is conceived as a filmed live performance, shot in German sub cultural environment. In form, it closely resembles the anarchically charged British punk at the same time as it is reminiscent of American underground movies.

Keywords Experimental, Feminism, LGBTQ, Characters, Architecture, Performance
Aspect ratio 4:3
Prod. format Generic film
Duration 00:13:00
Color BW
Year 1987
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About the artists

Lotta Antonsson

Born 1963 in Varberg. Lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden.

Ann-Sofi Sidén

Ann-Sofi Sidén

Born in 1962, lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden.

Ann-Sofi Sidén long been recognized as a leading figure on the international art scene. In the last few years there have been major exhibitions of her work at Hayward Gallery in London, at Musée d’Art Moderna de la Ville de Paris and at the Secession in Vienna. The new exhibition at Moderna Museet includes several of her most important works and represents the largest presentation of her art to date.

Dealing with such issues as vulnerability, control, violence and surveillance, Ann-Sofi Sidén unravels some of the threads of the human psyche’s history. Her method is a suggestive mixture of journalism, feature film and scientific research that takes form in sculptural installations or in spatial video works. The dominant feeling is often one of being caught in a system – political, economic or social – or of realizing that one is somewhere in between systems.

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