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Bromsgatan
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Liselotte Wajstedt

What happens in the spaces between place and person? Between places and human history? And the place and its memory? My hometown Kiruna is going to be razed and relocated. The old company town Bolagsområdet, where I grew up, will collapse down into the underground because the bedrock is breaking below, from a century of ore mining.

In 2015, I filmed the Ullspiran area while it was being razed, documenting the last family moving out. Inside their apartment, I found traces of lives lived there. When we know we have to move, when faced with the fact, we abandon our sense of belonging. We gradually accept reality and the dust collected in the corners lose their significance. 

Keywords Documentary, Dance , Architecture
Aspect ratio 1,78:1 (16:9)
Prod. format Generic HD-video & HDSLR
Duration 00:07:57
Language Swedish
Color Color
Year 2020
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About the artist

Liselotte Wajstedt

Based in Stockholm, Liselotte is a Sámi multimedia artist from Kiruna whose work spans film and video, collage, painting, photography, sculpture, textiles, and installation. Her experimental moving image body of work comprises over two dozen shorts and feature-length films. Spanning hybrid documentary, experimental media, music video, dance, and fiction films, Wajstedt mobilizes many different styles and techniques in the service of her politics and aesthetics, including animation, claymation, stop-motion, and superimposition.

Many of Wajstedt’s films engage explicitly or implicitly with multiple and hybrid subject positions, as evident in A Sami in the City (2007), Sami Daughter Joik (2008), A Soul in a City (2011), Kiruna Space Road (2013), The Lost One (2014), Kiruna the drift block, Bromsgatan, Kvarteret Ortdrivaren och The Girl Kiruna (2020). Behind her she has an education in painting and free arts; Project programme in Video art as well as animation and experimental filmmaking with special emphasis on documentary storytelling and scriptwriting; Bachelor of Arts in Expression in Convergent Media, 2010 at Gotland University.

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