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Katunayake Free Trade Zone
Jesper Nordahl

Katunayake Free Trade Zone is an aerial recording of the first free trade zone in Sri Lanka. The free trade zones were part of the structural adjustment policies introduced by the World Bank and the IMF in Sri Lanka in 1978. The video is part of a series of works conducted by the artist on the free trade zones and the Kotmale project, a hydro power plant in Sri Lanka. The video Katunayake Free Trade Zone has been shown individually, and as a two-channel video installation together with the video Untitled: An interview with Nimalka Fernando (20 min, 2014). 

Keywords Power
Aspect ratio 1.78:1 (16:9)
Prod. format Generic HD-video
Duration 00:15:00
Color BW
Year 2015
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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.