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Annika Larsson & Samuel Nyholm

Scenografi, shot in Berlin, partly on 16mm, follows the construction of a set design in wood, inspired by the typical kind of rudimentary cartoons you find in the margin of newspapers or cross word magazines. Along with the construction and deconstruction, the Scenography of wood becomes an arena for performances, dinners, friendly meetings, arguments, tears, nudity and general decadence, including interference from invited and uninvited guests such as: Tobias Bernstrup, Saralunden, SNOWP, Körner Union, Michael Portnoy and the Sect of Wood.

This project was made with financial support from the Swedish Arts Grants Committee.

Keywords Documentary
Aspect ratio 1.78:1 (16:9)
Prod. format 16mm
Duration 01:01:00
Language English
Color BW
Year 2008
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About the artists

Annika Larsson

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.

Samuel Nyholm

Samuel Nyholm, born 1973, graphic designer, illustrator and artist. Founder of the graphic design bureau REALA, together with Jonas Williamsson and Laurent Benner. He works mostly with drawings, video, teaching and computer-games.