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You Don’t Love Me Yet
Johanna Billing

Video from a recording session at Atlantis studio in Stockholm, featuring around 40 musicians recording a cover version of You don’t love me yet originally made by Roky Erickson 1984. The film is part of an extensive and ongoing live tour, starting in 2002, that includes multiple live interpretations by local participants at each venue, playing with the potential of covers and their invitation for subversion and reclamation.

Keywords Music, Choir
Aspect ratio 1.78:1 (4:3 Letterbox)
Prod. format HDV
Duration 00:07:43
Language English & Swedish
Color Color
Year 2003
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About the artist

Johanna Billing

Jönköping, Sweden, 1973; lives and works in Stockholm

Johanna Billing has been making video works since 1999 that weave together music, movement and rhythm. Merging the production modes of collective live events and workshops with a cinematic language, the films often focus on aspects of learning and how time plays a key role in that process. Billing in part directs the participants and in part activates a series of improvisations around the notion of performance and the possibility it holds to explore issues of the public and the private as well as the individual in the society as a whole. Billing often addresses political climates and cultural specificities. She transforms through a documentary method, her filmmaking in a fictive space to examine actual and contrived events and how that filmed compression illuminates their overlap. Billing’s videos often feature modified scores and music composed by the artist or in close dialogue with participants, using sound as an essential device for collaboration and communication.