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13 Related Sewing Machines
Anna Linder

Why can I not hear the sound of sewing machines anymore? 13 Related Sewing Machines is a meeting with my family members and the story of their sewing machines. The film is the third part of an ongoing project about the invisible labour of women. I can’t hear the sound of your sewing machine anymore is a tribute to my mother, grandmother and to all women who constantly feel guilty for not being good enough.

Part 1 and part 2: Sister Drag, video 2008 and I’m making this spare time useful by not making waste, performance, 2010.

English title 13 Related Sewing Machines
Keywords Feminism
Aspect ratio 1.78:1 (16:9)
Prod. format
Duration 00:06:00
Language No dialogue
Color Color
Year 2011
Latest screening Nov 3, 2021
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About the artist

Anna Linder

Born 1967 in Storuman, Lapland. Lives and works in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Anna Linder is active in the field of art, film and music art as an artist, scholar, curator and producer with a certain interest for moving images. Her work in video/film as well as installations have been presented at institutions such as ICA, London, Svenska institute in Paris, Borås konstmuseum,Borås, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Historiska museet, Stockholm, Göteborgs konsthall, Göteborg, and Galleri Alkatraz i Ljubljana among many other venues. Filmfestivals that have screened titles by Linder include Rotterdams International Filmfestival (IFFR), Tribeca Film Festival, Arsenal Experimental, Berlin, Oberhausen Film Festival and Edinburgh Film Festival.

Linder graduated from Dramatiska Institutet and EMS 2009-2010 with a master degree in Sound Art and recently obtained a master degree in Curator Film & Video at Filmhögskolan and Valand in Gothenburg. She is currently developing an initative for a new archive called The Swedish Archive for Queer Moving Images. Anna Linder is one of the members of the resting artist collective High Heel Sisters and was the founder of the organization JA!.