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Åsa Elzén & Sonia Hedstrand

Åsa Elzén and Sonia Hedstrand raise the issue of how women’s history is written in their joint documentation work “A Year of Sisterhood”. The film is a nine-hours-long document of the feminist movement in Stockholm. It consists of about 60 reports on the women’s struggle collected during a year, reaching from August 2003 to July 2004, and covers demonstrations, debates, parties, actions and interviews.

English title A Year of Sisterhood
Keywords Documentary, Feminism, Body
Aspect ratio 1,33:1 (4:3)
Prod. format Generic SD-video
Duration 09:20:00
Language Swedish
Color Color
Year 2005
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About the artists

Åsa Elzén

Åsa Elzén

Born in 1972 in Visby, Sweden. Lives and works in Berlin, Germany.

Åsa Elzén has studied at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin, BA 1996, and at the Royal University College of Fine Arts in Stockholm, MA 2002. She has been an artist-in-residence at Changdong Art Studios, Seoul, Jerusalem Center for Visual Arts, Jerusalem, IASPIS, Stockholm and Sanskriti Kendra, New Dehli, among others. She works with video, sculpture, photography and installation and has shown work at Exit Art, New York, Contemporary Art Museum, Santa Cruz, Bolivia, ak28, Stockholm, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Rooseum, Malmö, and Gwangju Biennale 2004.

She is interested in subjects such as feminism, globalism, tourism, notions of beauty and love.

Sonia Hedstrand

Sonia Hedstrand

Born in 1976, based in Stockholm. Sonia Hedstrand is an artist that works across the borders of documentary cinema, installations, sociological studies through mediums such as text, video, photography, and performance. She is an alumna of the Whitney Independent Study Program 2012 and holds a master degree in fine art since 2011 at The Royal Institute of Arts, Stockholm.

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