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The Haven
Petronella Petander

The Haven takes place in the communal laundry house, typical to Swedish housing complexes and a kind of frame of mind for ordinary life. The laundry house is not only a warm and temporary safe space, it is also a place where it is possible to be somebody else, for a couple of hours. In an uncertain and vanishing existence, simple everyday routines – like doing laundry – becomes a way to hold on, and to belong. 

Keywords Essay
Aspect ratio 1,78:1 (16:9)
Prod. format Generic HD-video
Duration 00:19:25
Color BW
Year 2020
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About the artist

Petronella Petander

Petronella Petander is an artist born in Stockholm. She works within a tradition of storytelling, mainly through text, video and audio. By using and transforming embodied experience, her work deals with matters of belonging, social hierarchies and shame.