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My Name Is Grant
J Tobias Anderson

A short video dealing with the many problems of identity. How should one act as a celebrity, and how can we be sure we really are ourselves? My Name is Grant is a many-sided work, which investigates the role of the icon; something that Cary Grant already experienced during his lifetime, and something that puts the spectator in an imaginative centre to be on the same level as the subject of the video. This is the first in a planned series of works, in which Grant will investigate things like being a celebrity, identity, dual personality and media hype. The take-off from Grant is partly because Cary Grant really was an alias for Archibald Leach, something that occasionally made him confused in the search for his real self. A second part of the series was created in 2001 – ‘Everybody Wants to Be Grant’.

Aspect ratio 1.33:1 (4:3)
Prod. format Generic SD-video
Duration 00:01:52
Language English
Color Color
Year 1999
Latest screening Jun 8, 2002
Feb 1, 2002
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About the artist

J Tobias Anderson

Born in 1971. Grew up on Gotland in the Baltic Sea. Lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden.

Tobias J Andersson studied at University Collage of Arts Crafts & Design as well as the Royal Collage of Art, both in Stockholm. He mainly works with video and animation. Anderson has moved between narrative and non-narrative works and through the years he has created almost 40 films. He has also been experimenting with different forms of music and sound installations. Notable exhibitions include P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center in New York, Kunst-Werke Berlin, CaixaForum in Barcelona and Museo de Colecciones ICO in Madrid, as well as solo exhibitions at MMC Luka in Pula Croatia, ak28 in Stockholm and Uppsala Art Museum in Uppsala, Sweden. He is collaborating with Espaivisor in Valencia, Spain.