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Momentary Seizures
Katja Aglert

In Momentary Seizures Sweden’s much discussed summer plague, the Spanish slug, (in popular speech: the Murder Slug), systematically gets exterminated by the use of beer traps. The connotations are horrible; war rethorics, genocide and terror. But worst is the realization that it is impossible to assure that this evil isn’t in all of us, in every human, when we without hesitation practice biological cleaning in our gardens.

Aspect ratio 1.33:1 (4:3)
Prod. format Generic SD-video
Duration 00:05:55
Language Swedish
Color Color
Year 2007
Latest screening Sep 14, 2008
May 5, 2008
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About the artist

Katja Aglert

Katja Aglert is a Swedish artist based in Stockholm.

She works in different media such as video, sound, interventions and text. ”I often collect material for a project as a documentary process, and with the assembled material I strive to re-create and concentrate the essence, with the aim to interpret and decode it, and by that create a shift in ”reality” to make it more ambivalent, playful and dramaturgically interesting”.

Aglert exhibited internationally at Overgaden-Instute for Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark and at Gigantic Art Space, New York, USA. Her work has been shown in Sweden at museums and art centers including Liljevalchs konsthall, Bildmuseet Umeå, and Örebro Konsthall. She screened her work in contexts including KonstBio, Stockholm; Made in Video, Copenhagen; TRUNK/Östersund. Aglert is one of the co-founders of the web based project SQUID, hosted by Tensta konsthall, ak28, Ersta konsthall and IASPIS in Sweden; and Pro Arte Institute in Russia and Manifesta 6 in Cyprus. Previous years solo exhibitons include Polarmuseet Tromsø, Marabouparken, Biologiska Museet och Kabinett – Stockholm among many others.