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In Your Hands
Lisa Strömbeck

An old man is lying in a lounge chair. Two persons with big, paw-like gloves take off his socks. They pull up his trousers and synchronously caress every foot slowly: upwards, upwards and then down and in between the toes. They open up his shirt and caress his chest, hands and face with the fur gloves. In Your Hands has developed from a situation when the artist’s father had to move into a home for elderly with dementia. He felt comfortable there, in terms of human company, but he was constantly worried about his animals. All of his life, he had taken care of animals, and the absence of them made him confused. One day Strömbeck brought a piece of fur that she caressed his hands with and immediately he calmed down.

Aspect ratio 1.78:1 (16:9)
Prod. format Generic HD-video
Duration 00:07:40
Language No dialogue
Color Color
Year 2010
Latest screening May 6, 2012
Apr 30, 2012
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About the artist

Lisa Strömbeck

Lisa Strömbeck is born 1966 in Andrarum, Sweden. Graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 1999. Currently lives and works in Copenhagen in Denmark and Borrby, Sweden. Her works span the media of video, photography and collage. Animals and the human relationships to them are a recurring motif in her socio-psychological studies.The human-animal relationship functions as a metaphor for the economics of love, exploring the shift between inner psychologies and outer realities and their confluence in processes of identity and identification.