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Jag har inte bett om det här
Magdalena Ljung (fd Dziurlikowska) & Richard Dinter

I don’t want children. Yet, or just because of this, I tend to get involved in discussions about having children. In this film I respond to some of the most common questions that people ask me. My stories take the form of fixed monologues that sometimes get going in my head. While I’m heard talking in a voice-over, I am seen on screen walking around at home, in a flower shop and looking for masks in a party novelty shop. These backdrop worlds work as parallels to the private, natural realm and to the construction of an identity.

English title I haven’t asked for this
Keywords Feminism
Aspect ratio 1,33:1 (4:3)
Prod. format Generic SD-video
Duration 00:07:47
Language Swedish
Color Color
Year 2007
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About the artists

Magdalena Ljung (fd Dziurlikowska)

Magdalena Ljung (fd Dziurlikowska)

Born 1975 in Warszawa. Lives and works in Stockholm.

Magdalena Dziurlikowska is an artist and art critic based in Stockholm. She works primarily with video, photo and text. The core of her works are staged documentaries in which she scrutinises herself, her problems and her artistic work with a mix of black humour and deep seriousness. Magdalena Dziurlikowska writes art criticism for the daily press and for art magazines. She is also a lecturer and guest teacher at art academies.

Richard Dinter

Richard Dinter

Born in 1964 in Stockhom, Sweden, where he is still based.

Started out as a poet and radioproducer. After some years he got interested in combining the sound and the words with the motion picture and started to work with both shortfilms and more experimental videos. His shortfilm ”My Croatian nose” was shown at festivals such as Indielisboa and Hot Docs to name a few. Some of his artfilms/experimentals, such as ”There are no limits to what I can do”, have been shown at both shortfilm and artfilm festivals both in Sweden and abroad.

“My art is often regarded as deeply personal and flavoured with a subtle sense of humour. I use myself as a creative tool in my productions since I strongly believe that being personal is being universal. Identity, obsession, and memory are some of the subjects I deal with in my art.”