Filmform (est. 1950) is dedicated to preservation, promotion and worldwide distribution of experimental film and video art. Constantly expanding, the distribution catalogue spans from 1924 to the present, including works by Sweden’s most prominent artists and filmmakers, available to rent for public screenings and exhibitions as well as for educational purposes.
QM visits the NK department store, hoping that a perfume might bring back lost or repressed memories. Scents have an uncanny ability to transport people through time and space. The visit takes time in the narrow time frame available before Professor Johnsson will send her into outer space in order to mediate the human experience… ‘[QM was] seen in the perfume department at NK in Stockholm. Naked except for where the mud covered her body, QM went to the counter, asked for a Chanel perfume, and stuck out her muddy arm to test it. There is something very touching about the picture, of this monster who steps into a haven of cleanliness only to be quickly thrown out by ABAB security guards.’
Born in 1962, lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden.
Ann-Sofi Sidén long been recognized as a leading figure on the international art scene. In the last few years there have been major exhibitions of her work at Hayward Gallery in London, at Musée d’Art Moderna de la Ville de Paris and at the Secession in Vienna. The new exhibition at Moderna Museet includes several of her most important works and represents the largest presentation of her art to date.
Dealing with such issues as vulnerability, control, violence and surveillance, Ann-Sofi Sidén unravels some of the threads of the human psyche’s history. Her method is a suggestive mixture of journalism, feature film and scientific research that takes form in sculptural installations or in spatial video works. The dominant feeling is often one of being caught in a system – political, economic or social – or of realizing that one is somewhere in between systems.