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Revisit takes it starting point from some photographs I took in Griffith Park in Los Angeles 2004. After 13 years I return to the park trying to find my way back to the same locations.
Revisit was done during my residency at Echo Park Filmcenter in 2017, a stay that was supported by IASPIS: The Swedish Arts Grant Committee’s International Program for Visual and Applied Artists. The film was shown and a part of Filmcicle – a combined bike ride/activism with Paolo Davanzo and Lisa Marr from EPFC. We took a bike ride from Alvarado Street to Hollywood Blvd and when we arrived, riding around on bike with a movie projector showing REVISIT while biking on Hollywood Blvd and outside The Egyptian Theatre and it’s surroundings. After the ride we went to see Robert Schallers films on L.A. Filmforum.
Maria Magnusson is a Gothenburg (Sweden) based artist/experimental filmmaker whose work explores the relation between sound and the moving picture in experimental videos and short film. Magnusson completed a Master’s degree in Photography and a Bachelor’s degree in Art History and Theory at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden. She works with found footage, archival material, and combines analogue and digital filmic methods, examine subjects like memory, dreams, the unconscious, identity and subcultures.
Maria’s experimental films have screened at festivals, galleries and micro-cinemas including International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, LA FilmForum, Echo Park Film Center,The Alchemy Film Festival, Antimatter Film Festival, the Images Festival, Experiment in Cinema. She has recently done a Super 8 film commissioned by EPFC – ”Patterns of Light and Shadows” screened at Acid-Free Los Angeles Art Book Market at Blum & Poe Gallery, Group Show – Echo Park Film Center Extravaganza.