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Guinea Pig
Pirjetta Brander

A little girl, dressed as a princess, is singing about her wish and disappointment: ‘I told YOU on my birthday that I would like to have a guinea pig. But YOU, YOU, YOU brought me a stuffed owl twirling with moths…’

Keywords Music
Aspect ratio 1.33:1 (4:3)
Prod. format Generic SD-video
Duration 00:02:00
Language Finnish
Color Color
Year 2003
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About the artist

Pirjetta Brander

Born in 1970 in Helsinki, Finland, where she is still living and working.

Pirjetta Brander makes drawings, paintings, animations, sculptures and large scale installations. Her paintings and drawings are figurative, full of colour, contrast and details and the animations resemble moving paintings and often include performative elements. All her work is strongly based on drawings.

She has studied art in Konstskolan Basis, Stockholm, Sweden, Tampere Polytechnics, Art And Media department, Tampere, Finland and in the sculpture department at Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki, Finland. Pirjetta Brander has participated in solo and group exhibitions, video festivals and screenings since 1995 worldwide and also writes about visual art, curates and produces exhibitions and teaches in all major art schools in Finland.