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DRUNK
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Annika Larsson

In Annika Larsson’s film DRUNK, a young actor is filmed as he becomes more and more inebriated. Its tightly constructed and minimalistic images display stages of euphoria, excitement, lethargy and confusion as the camera intrusively records the young man’s exaggerated emotional states, weariness, impaired balance, reddened eyes and erratic behavior. Sometimes the youth is seen standing, sometimes sitting on the floor, sometimes rolling around, sometimes as if he is aware of the camera, sometimes as if he is not. The 22 min long virtually silent film is a meditative study on a destructive act, a film about boredom, time, control and voyeurism.

Aspect ratio 1,78:1 (16:9)
Prod. format HDV
Duration 00:22:00
Language No dialogue
Color Color
Year 2010
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About the artist

Annika Larsson

Born in 1972 in Stockholm, Sweden. Lives and works in Berlin, Germany.

Annika Larsson is a Swedish artist, working mainly with film, video, performance and installation. She is interested n incidental but meaningful gestures and rituals, in corporal-linguistic patterns of behavior that conceal hierarchical social power structures. Annika Larsson attended the Royal University College of Fine Arts, Stockholm from1995-2000. Playing with concepts such as power, submission, and violence her work touches upon the almost ritual quality of everyday actions.

Through iteration Larsson produces a form of psychological slow motion, where the spectator is lulled into a soporific state in which time is clearly flowing but also standing still.Her works have been widely shown internationally, at institutions including Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel; Fundacion la Caixa, Barcelona; Le Magasin, Grenoble; Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nürnberg; ICA-Institute of Contemporary Art, London; ZKM, Karlsruhe; Moderna Museet, Stockholm; S.M.A.K., Gent and Musac, Lyon. She has participated in biennials such as 49th Venice Biennial, 8th Istanbul Biennial and 6th Shanghai Biennial among others.

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