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BLIND
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Annika Larsson

Blind shows a group of blind football players during a game. Filmed at night, this exploration around issues of vision and blindness shows the players and the field in close up and in great detail. Images from different viewpoints succeed one another, but without offering a view of the whole.

In the spectator, the film arouses an oppressive feeling or even a form of claustrophobia, not only because of the close ups but also the apparent strangeness of the environment in which the figures move about. Through iteration Larsson produces a kind of psychological slow motion, where the spectator gets lulled into a soporific state in which time is clearly flowing but also standing still.

English title BLIND
Keywords Body
Aspect ratio 1,78:1 (16:9)
Prod. format Generic HD-video
Duration 00:23:15
Language No dialogue
Color Color
Year 2011
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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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