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Theresa Traore Dahlberg

We find ourselves in an extravagant garden in Ouagadougou. The French Ambassador’s wife dreamt about becoming a famous opera singer. Instead, she is now using the singing as a ventilator to survive her seemingly privileged life surrounded by workers. This lm raises questions about power structures, class, intersectionality, post colonialism and feminism in a poetic, subtle and seductive way.

English title The Ambassador's Wife
Keywords Feminism, Characters, Music, Power, Documentary
Aspect ratio 1,78:1 (16:9)
Prod. format Generic HD-video
Duration 00:18:00
Language French
Color Color
Sound Stereo
Year 2018
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About the artist

Theresa Traore Dahlberg

Born 1983. Lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden.

Theresa Traore Dahlberg is a visual artist and filmmaker who formulates and mediates engaging complex, narratives through sculpture, photography, and film. Her films narrate stories in the expanded field of documentary including themes such as representation of the other, by questioning how individuals, events and places are perceived, interpreted and understood. The artist finds her working material in everyday life, encounters with people from different places play an important role.

Traore Dahlberg’s sculptural works often take a point of departure in the material itself, as a physical material and as a container of histories, ideas, and notions. The artist pays attention to production, working conditions, workers’ identities and fates of life, creating art that reflects the complexity of class, women’s roles, and post-colonialism. Traore Dahlberg draws from her own experiences of being anchored in two political and social cultures, Sweden and Burkina Faso.

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