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Shoe Piece, Tree Piece, Swim Piece
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High Heel Sisters (Artist group)

Three short video works that depict some of the first investigations of physical abilities carried out by the High Heel Sisters. These videos are about putting their own physical and mental abilities to the test and about being big, strong and older than the rest. It’s about an empowered feeling of sisterhood, which makes you believe you can swim across deep oceans to reach the horizon.

Keywords Feminism, Body, Queer, Power
Aspect ratio 1,33:1 (4:3)
Prod. format Generic SD-video
Duration 00:06:00
Language No dialogue
Color Color
Year 2002
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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).

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