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Keep the Dream Alive
Katja Aglert

The work revolves around questions related to rhetorics, communication and power strategies. In focus of the frame are the hand gestures of the former Swedish Prime Minister Göran Persson, during one of his speech sessions at the Parliament of Sweden. The sound track is made of speech samples from Lance Armstrong, Bono, Jimmy Carter, Dwight Eisenhower, Mary Fisher, Martin Luther King, John F Kennedy, Olof Palme, Eleanor Roosvelt, Harry Truman, Denzel Washington and Oprah Winfrey. 

English title håll drömmen vid liv
Aspect ratio 1.33:1 (4:3)
Prod. format Generic SD-video
Duration 00:02:00
Language English
Color Color
Year 2006
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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.