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Bubbles
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Noemi Sjöberg

While watching my footage from Morocco, I started playing atthe “Rear window”, making several “zooms” in one singletake filmed at the Square Jemaa el-Fnaa in Marrakech. Littleby little, I began to discover thousands of stories in onesingle clip. The game and voyeurism turned a single sceneinto infinite possible intrigues. Multiple parallel lives,each in its fragile bubble, are revealed in a short moment.Through the film, we can sort of see how human beings livedisconnected from each other and how society is obsessed withcapturing moments of life for no other purpose. We are gazingat a show of animals, beings. While editing this video, I hadthe opportunity to show an unusual view of a banal scene. Iimagined, as if the scene had been recorded by a CCTV cameraand was a kind of “Big Brother”.

English title Bubbles
Aspect ratio 1,78:1 (16:9)
Prod. format Generic HD-video
Duration 00:12:40
Language No dialogue
Color BW
Sound Stereo
Year 2019
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About the artist

Noemi Sjöberg

Noemi Sjöberg works with video, photography, installations and public art. She has participated in residencies in countries such as: Turkey, Japan, Iran, USA, Morocco, Egypt, India, China, Mongolia. Traveling sharpens her senses and forces her into a state of observation. 3 axes are central to her work: the human condition over time, the changing perception of reality and the sensory deepening that sharpens our senses. Her work has been shown in Sweden at exhibitions and festivals such as: Västerås Art Museum, Zita Folkets Bio Stockholm, Jönköping County Museum, Vandalorum, Värnamo, Kulturhuset Borgen, Gislaved, Norrköping Art Museum, Workshop Room for Art Norrköping, Färgfabriken Norr, Östersund, Cinema Sture Cinemateket Stockholm. In 2020, her exhibition ‘Parallel worlds, A matter of perception’ was shown in the Skanstull metro, on behalf of SL’s art activities in Stockholm.

International exhibitions: Rooftop films, New York USA, IFFR, International Film Festival Rotterdam NL, L’Atelier d’Estienne Center d’art contemporain Pont-Scorff, Bretagne FR, Internacional Short Film festival Oberhausen DE, National Gallery of Art, Vilnius LT, European Film Festival Palić RS, International Video Art Festival Camagüey CU, 25th International Short Film Week Regensburg DE, FIAV, Casablanca MA, Festival tous courts, Aix en Provence FR, 25th Independent Film Festivalen l’Alternativa, CCCB, Barcelona ES, Moskva Museum of Modern Art RU, Museum Pola Annex Tokyo JP, MACRO Testaccio Rom IT.

In 2020, her solo exhibition ‘Cambios de lugar’ (Location Changes) took place in Galería Uxval Gochez, (Loop Fair), Barcelona ES. In December 2020-January 2021 she had monographic video exhibition at Flux, Festival de vídeo d’author, Arts Santa Mònica Barcelona (SP). In 2018 in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, her solo exhibition ‘Close distance’
was shown in Galería ATC.

In 2019, she was comissioned by the city of Paris to make the site specific permanent artwork ‘Plongeon’ (Diving) , Pont du Garigliano (16ème), Paris FR and in 2020 she was comissioned by the City of Granollers the artwork ‘Revolutions per minute’, MAU, Fábrica Roca Umbert, ES.

In 2021, she received the Research and Innovation in Visual Arts Grant from the Department of Culture, Generalitat de Catalunya, Barcelona (SP)

In 2021 L’Iconothèque historique de l’océan Indien, Patrimoine et création has comissioned her a site specific permanent artwork, Département de la Réunion, Saint-Denis FR

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