Filmform (est. 1950) is dedicated to preservation, promotion and worldwide distribution of experimental film and video art. Constantly expanding, the distribution catalogue spans from 1924 to the present, including works by Sweden’s most prominent artists and filmmakers, available to rent for public screenings and exhibitions as well as for educational purposes.
Have you ever felt that you are no one? And then somebody steps up just like that, out of nowhere and just shines? This short fiction film follows Catti Brandelius, Swedish feminist performance artist, a k a Miss Universe, from cozy office clerk to rock hard fit and fearless elite acrobat. By her side, in the struggle against time and physics, are elite trainer Pelle Winqvist and idols Nadia Comăneci and Rocky Balboa. With her latest in a long line of alter egos, Brandelius takes on the western contemporary training hysteria and competitive fitness obsession from a feminist working class point of view.
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.