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The video Dead End is an animated illustration of a completely locked situation, without a chance to find a solution. The imagery in the video is quite static and is primarily created to turn the focus to the dialogue. The two characters in the video, a woman and a man, act as each other’s opposites, both ready for the fight. Even though there is a clear dialogue between the two parts, they are unable to communicate. Of course, this creates no winner, but the result is rather two powerless losers. Dead End works as a reflection of the society in which we live today.
Born 1971 in Eskilstuna, Sweden. Currently living and working in Stockholm.
Cecilia Lundqvist started out with painting, but now works foremost with video and animation. She manages to treat difficult subjects, often from a personal, feminist perspective with a sharp sense of humour. Her artistic expression stretches from the play with simplified, raw lines, in Disco for instance from 1997, to the use of the animation media in a more sophisticated way, as in Emblem from 2001. Cecilia’s video works are shown frequently worldwide and has received recognition in the art and film world alike. Her work is generally narrative and deal with issues like domestic violence, power structures and human behaviour.
She is represented with video works at several art institutions, among them Moderna Museet in Stockholm and Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. Educated at Royal Collage of Art, Video Department and University Collage of Arts, Crafts & Design, Art Department, Stockholm, Sweden. In 2004, Cecilia Lundqvist received Filmform’s Honorary Award because of the focused way she has developed her artistry over the years.