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Catti Brandelius

A woman is walking home in a suburb in the middle of the night. A man is walking behind her. She senses that she is followed and starts to panic, but instead of running the woman disappears into the darkness. When the dawn breaks she is still in the woods, transformed into someone else. She observes and interacts with people in the suburb. When dusk falls again something unexpected happens and she gets an ally. The film is about exclusion, community, prejudices, identity, sisterhood and raises questions about who owns the public space.

English title The Suburban Indian
Keywords Feminism
Aspect ratio 1,78:1 (16:9)
Prod. format Generic HD-video
Duration 00:09:15
Language English & Swedish
Color Color
Year 2012
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About the artist

Catti Brandelius

Born in 1971 in Gävle, Sweden. Lives and works in Stockholm.

Catti Brandelius is an artist and musician. She is educated at University College of Arts, Crafts and Design (Konstfack) 1997-2000, and at The Royal Art Academy (Kungliga Konsthögskolan) 2007-09 – both in Stockholm. At the Royal Art Academy she was a specialstudent for then rector Marie-Louise Ekman and a student at the graphic department. Photography was her first medium, but she now uses various expressions such as drawing, video, pop music, silkscreen, poetry and tap dance. She was a member of the popband Doktor Kosmos 1991-2001 under the alias Miss Universum. Over the years Brandelius has used several aliases like Profesora, Evert Taube and Elitakrobaten. She uses stereotypes and builds up new personas, which in themselves are stereotypes, but tries to compromise and change these in order to get both herself and others to see the world from new perspectives.

Brandelius performs her work at various venues, from galleries, museums, libraries to theaters, music festivals and on the radio. In her latest film Brandelius takes on the western contemporary training hysteria and competitive fitness obsession from a feminist working class point of view.

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