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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)

Magdalena Ljung, f.d. Dziurlikowska (b. 1975 in Warsaw) lives and works in Stockholm. She received her MA from Konstfack University of Arts and Crafts and works predominately with video.

Magdalena Ljung’s video works linger on the crossroads between documentary and fiction. Her themes originate from her own life, she plays herself and interpret existential questions, hardships and adventures. The starting point is the self-experienced and the script is based upon such, while the imagery is symbolic and associative. Everyday life, surrealism, humour and feminism become a narrative which encompasses a personal story and the wider contemporary sphere.

Magdalena Ljung’s work has been exhibited in galleries and museums such as Eskilstuna konstmuseum, Kulturhuset and Liljevalchs konsthall, and at film festivals, such as Tempo Documentary Festival, Uppsala and Oberhausen international short film festivals. Ljung is also an art critic for the daily press and a guest teacher at art schools.

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.”

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