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High Heel Sisters (Artist group)

In their video piece Scream High Heel Sisters conquer the mountainous landscape covered in snow and endless forests on the border between Norway and Sweden. Their space claiming action is performed with their barefooted bodies and their raging threesome scream. It is a video work on desire for magnificence – of wanting to be just as big as the mountains. At the same time it explores their bodies’ capacities beyond the restrictions put on them by urban, social norms and legal laws.

Keywords Feminism, Body
Aspect ratio 1,33:1 (4:3)
Prod. format Generic SD-video
Duration 00:02:14
Language No dialogue
Color Color
Year 2007
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About the artist

Between 2002 and 2007 Malin Arnell, Line Skywalker Karlström, Anna Linder and Karianne Stensland collaborated as the feminist performance and artists’ group High Heel Sisters.

With a large dose of humour and a burning feminist zeal High Heel Sisters examined and took on many of society’s (and their own) expectations and accepted norms primarily associated with gender, sexuality and class. Their activity focused on negotiation different forms of privilege in the public space while simultaneously disturbing and playing with the notion of aesthetics and frames of contemporary art. The starting point for High Heel Sisters collaboration was Malin Arnell’s, Line Skywalker Karlström’s and Karianne Stensland’s shared yet varying experiences of physical attributes of height (minimum 178 cm), shoe size (minimum 41) and age (minimum 30yrs).