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Institution
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J Tobias Anderson

Institution evolves around the mind of a person, and explores situations within a confined sterile environment, much resembling a mental institution. The main focus of the work is a woman and her insecurity in her own sanity, illustrated mainly in the soundtrack, where we can hear the woman’s voice speaking in short contradictory sequences.

Institution also revolves around the fact that mental institutions provide intensive mental care which may be very helpful to some, but at the same time there are many who oppose such treatment. Some of the techniques used in certain institutions, for example forced medication, may be what these people are opposed to. In some countries judgments by therapists may sometimes tend to be on the safe side, due to the fact that if anything happens outside the walls of the institution, they may be liable. This might in turn lead to hospitalization and treatment which may be unnecessary and even harmful. Hospitalization is the most intensive and intrusive form of treatment.

Keywords Animation
Aspect ratio 1,33:1 (4:3)
Prod. format Generic film
Duration 00:03:33
Color BW
Year 2006
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About the artist

J Tobias Anderson

Born in 1971. Grew up on Gotland in the Baltic Sea. Lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden.

Tobias J Andersson studied at University Collage of Arts Crafts & Design as well as the Royal Collage of Art, both in Stockholm. He mainly works with video and animation. Anderson has moved between narrative and non-narrative works and through the years he has created almost 40 films. He has also been experimenting with different forms of music and sound installations. Notable exhibitions include P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center in New York, Kunst-Werke Berlin, CaixaForum in Barcelona and Museo de Colecciones ICO in Madrid, as well as solo exhibitions at MMC Luka in Pula Croatia, ak28 in Stockholm and Uppsala Art Museum in Uppsala, Sweden. He is collaborating with Espaivisor in Valencia, Spain.

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