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Avkomma. Avkastning. Avsmak. Att gå av.
Anna-Karin Rasmusson

“I remember the first time I read about sinkholes. The article was about a woman who one morning when she woke up, had a 12m deep hole in front of the bed. A sinkhole had opened in her home. I started reading and realized that this hole was nothing in comparison. 150m deep holes has opened up and swallowed whole houses.

A land that suddenly gives way. A foundation imploding. Whenever wherever. Deep, deep holes.

Since the 1980’s, women in Sweden have had higher sickness absence than men. Women working in health care, education and care are most at risk of becoming sick. Psychiatric diagnoses are by far the biggest reason. And if you also have children the risk increases yet further.

About the caring, inadequacy, women’s jobs, maternity, stress, sinkholes and to get eaten by the situation.”

English title Offspring. Return. Disgust. To Break.
Keywords Performance, Feminism
Prod. format Generic HD-video
Duration 00:03:17
Color Color
Year 2014
Latest screening Dec 12, 2018
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About the artist

Anna-Karin Rasmusson

Anna-Karin Rasmusson works mainly with video installations and performances, in which painting plays an important role. Everyday tasks are repetitively performed in a scenography built like a collage of painted cardboard boxes and boards. Video works are often projected on top of each other, creating multifaceted layers of moving images. In her art, Rasmusson focuses on human interaction, both physical and emotional. The masked characters in her videos – played by herself – are involved in somewhat clumsy attempts to support, comfort and reach out to each other. In a broad sense, Rasmusson’s expressive and painterly imagery highlights complex feelings of inadequacy, disorientation and tenderness.
Anna-Karin Rasmusson (b. 1983) is based in Stockholm and has an MFA from the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm (2016). Recent exhibitions include CHART Art Fair, Malmö konstmuseum, Bie Biennal and Bildmuseet in Umeå. Her video installation Mater Nostra, which premiered at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in 2017, is part of the collection at Moderna Museet and the Gothenburg Museum of Art. She is also represented in the collections of Malmö Konstmuseum and Public Art Agency Sweden. Awards and scholarships include Stockholm City Cultural Award (2019), the IASPIS Studio Grant in Stockholm (2018) and the Bernadotte Grant (2016). Upcoming exhibitions include a video performance in Graz, Austria, and a solo exhibition at Lilith Performance Studios in Malmö.