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The t.A.T.u. project
Jesper Nordahl

The video The t.A.T.u. project investigates the social and political significance of the Russian pop-duo t.A.T.u. The video mixes footage from concerts, interviews and back stage with the singers Lena Katina and Yulia Volkova, the former international promoter Martin Martan and others.

The t.A.T.u., Lena and Yulia, created controversy early on in their career by kissing on stage; when they on their US tour in 2003 visited the Jay Leno show on the American TV-station NBC and the singers wore t-shirts with the text “Fuck the war!” to protest against the war in Iraq, which at that time was just invaded by the US; and when the pop-duo at a Japanese TV-show could be seen wearing t-shirts addressing the disputed islands located between Russia and Japan.

Keywords LGBTQ, Music, Power
Aspect ratio 1.33:1 (4:3)
Prod. format Generic SD-video
Duration 00:56:00
Language English & Russian
Color Color
Sound Stereo
Year 2009
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About the artist

Jesper Nordahl

Jesper Nordahl (born 1969) lives and works in Stockholm.

Through video and various media his work address social and political issues where gender and knowledge production are central. Nordahls work has been shown internationally, including exhibitions at Shedhalle, Zurich; Index, Stockholm; Artists Space, New York; Moderna Museet, Stockholm; Grazer Kunstverein, Graz; Colombo Art Biennale, Colombo; GIBCA, Gothenburg; Galerija Umjetnina, Split. Nordahl graduated from The Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm in 2000 and participated in the Whitney ISP in New York in 2006-07.