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...nästan som en i familjen
Astrid Göransson

In 1933 Anna-Helèn Johansson wrote 30 letters to her sister Clary. She, a young farmer’s daughter, had got the chance to live in a city household in Stockholm. There is a flow of descriptions in these letters and above all – a flow of feelings. Anna-Helèn was supposed to be like a member of the fine opera-family Stiebel. She became a maid. She got pissed! In my animation, based on Anna-Helèn’s letters, I want to give associations to women’s lives today, my own and others. Anna-Helèn, my mother, died in 1997. The music is collaboration with composer Carin Blom.

English title ...almost like one of the family
Keywords Animation
Aspect ratio 1.33:1 (4:3)
Prod. format Generic SD-video
Duration 00:09:51
Language No dialogue
Color Color
Year 2007
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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.