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Untitled: An interview with Nimalka Fernando, Colombo, Oct. 2011
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Jesper Nordahl

The video is based on an interview with Nimalka Fernando, who is attorney-at-law and women’s rights activist based in Colombo, Sri Lanka. In the video she talks about social and political transformation — language, politics, democracy, struggles and law — from 1978 til today.

The video is part of my works (2005-today) on the free trade zones, the Kotmale dam project and the structural adjustment policies introduced by the World Bank and IMF in Sri Lanka in 1978.

There are two versions of this video. One without image (black frame with subtitles) and one version with the footage from the interview with Nimalka. The video works independently but it has also been shown together with the video Katunayake Free Trade Zone (2015). 

Keywords Power
Aspect ratio 1,78:1 (16:9)
Prod. format Generic HD-video
Duration 00:20:30
Year 2014
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About the artist

Jesper Nordahl

Jesper Nordahl (born 1969) lives and works in Stockholm.

Through video and various media his work address social and political issues where gender and knowledge production are central. Nordahls work has been shown internationally, including exhibitions at Shedhalle, Zurich; Index, Stockholm; Artists Space, New York; Moderna Museet, Stockholm; Grazer Kunstverein, Graz; Colombo Art Biennale, Colombo; GIBCA, Gothenburg; Galerija Umjetnina, Split. Nordahl graduated from The Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm in 2000 and participated in the Whitney ISP in New York in 2006-07.

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