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Marika Orenius

The videowork Hidden traces the mind movements and sleep. It examines the talk about interpretations of dreams. One of the starting points is from Sigmund Freuds ‘Studies on Hysteria’ and the ways of naming the illness in psychoanalysis, which relays on the classifacation system. The definition from the outside doesn’t necesserily meet the experience of the individual ond the personal purposes of dreams. In the work ‘Hidden’ the analyst’s questions and interpretations doesn’t reveal the meaning of the dream or the real event, which the person is keeping hidden.

English title Hidden
Aspect ratio 1.33:1 (4:3)
Prod. format
Duration 05:22:00
Language Finnish
Color Color
Year 2003
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About the artist

Marika Orenius

Born 1971, in Jyväskylä, Finland, lives and works in Gothenburg. Orenius has studied in Turku Art- and Communication School, Helsinki Academy of Fine Arts, Paris Supérieure Nationale des Beaux-Arts, ‘Writing on art’ studies in Vasari program in Helsinki and ‘New media’studies at Valand Art School (2001-2002) in Gothenburg. These studies include video, fine art, film- and art theory as well new media. In her video works she examines the relation between images and words as well the meaning of the spoken word in relation to dream or text.

Her themes are connected to the phenomenons of contemporary culture and the starting point is often a theoretical way of thinking. She uses video, film, photography, performance, drawing, sound and digital media in her art. In November 2003 she started with two other persons a new gallery space 300m3 in Gothenburg which mainly shows video, performance and digital art. She has worked in Borås Art Museum as a pedagogue in media art, in Finland as a teacher in video, as a guide in Kiasma and a curator / distributor in AV-arkki.