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Elin Magnusson

”I hate men, because they hate me. As an extension of Emma Pilipon’s work ‘Carmen’ I speak to the men, the boys, the guys, and the old bastards with their own words. In a repetitive vengeance I’m not listening, not asking for mercy and I do not explain. I don’t even scoff. For 10 minutes I judge every man in the room by his cover, I hate and prepare myself to face possible confrontation. And in a repetition of movements, words, contempt and slander, I demand to be heard.”

In the performance Hate, I have changed places of the recipient and the sender to hateful and female-hostile comments expressed by men. The victims of the hatred becomes the men in the audience and the sender myself. In the role change, a clarification of the hate towards women takes place, where the absurdity of the quotation is reinforced and sometimes appears disgusting, sometimes comical. In an act of revenge, the words are not only sharper, but together they form a social depiction of the world’s most equal country.

English title Hate
Keywords Feminism, Body
Aspect ratio 1.78:1 (16:9)
Prod. format Generic HD-video
Duration 00:07:46
Language Swedish
Color Color
Sound Stereo
Year 2013
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About the artist

Elin Magnusson

Elin Magnusson – Born 1982 in Norrköping, Sweden. Lives and works in Stockholm. She graduated in Fine Arts at Konstfack College of Art, Crafts and Design in 2010. Magnusson is a conceptual video and performance artist and film director. Her work moves in the borderland where culture clashes into nature and norms are questioned. Feminism, sexuality, and adaptation are recurring topics in her work. She is one of the directors behind the feminist porn film project Dirty Diaries.