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A Model
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Astrid Göransson

The original idea was that ‘Puberty’ (Munch’s naked girl) and I would sit on each side of the bed, in the room. We would sit there and wait for eachother, in the same room. It didn’t work. I left the bed and got behind the camera. Long version: The original idea was that ´Puberty´ (Munch’s naked girl) and I would sit on each side of the bed, in the room. We would sit there and wait for eachother, the girl and the middleaged woman, in the same room. It didn’t work. I left the bed and got behind the camera. I started a conversation with the girl. There was no script. There were constant changes and I let them be, day after day. My hands got coal black, and suddenly the girl’s hands were too. The only thing I knew was that she couldn’t freak out, change into something completely different, she couldn’t fly away like a bird and disappear. I stuck with the bed and the girl. In the end she got tired of existing just for me. To show off in front of the camera and constantly make things up. So she took help from her old shadow and layed down to rest.

English title A Model
Keywords Animation
Aspect ratio 4:3
Prod. format Generic SD-video
Duration 00:03:47
Color BW
Year 2003
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About the artist

Astrid Göransson

Born 1956 in Maglaby Kvidinge, Sweden. Lives and works in Maglaby in the northern province of Skåne, Sweden.

Astrid Göransson is a multi media artist working in painting, drawing, animation, sculpture, photography and video. She studied sculpture at Royal College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm 1977–78 and 1980-81. She attended the art school Forum in Malmö 1981-85 and again 1987-88. Finally she attended Valand Royal College of Art, 1999 to 2000, the Department of Free Art and New Media. Previous years exhibitons include Galleri Wallner, Simrishamn, Galleri Syster, Luleå, Västerås Konstmuseum, Västerås, Hässleholms Kulturhus, Hässleholm, Galleri 1, Gothenburg among many others.

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