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2Rabbits is a performance duo consisting of Kristina Frank and Mervi Kekareinen Two rabbits dressed in handsome gray suits, white gloves and oldfascined suitcases Their mission is getting to know and understand humanity, they get hurt, sometimes they die but somehow they always manage to come back safe and sound. 2Rabbits in Purgatorio is a improvisation based on Dante’s Divine Comedy. The film is a montage made from grainy journal films, Gustave Doré’s illustrations from The Divine Comedy and sceneries from deserted pla- ces on Gotland.
On the first day of recording, large pieces of plastic is blowing in the wind and become a subject of impro- visation and also a natural part of the set design. Plastic together with oil will also be the theme for 2Rabbit’s journey through Purgatorio.
Kristina was born in 1967 and grew up in Gullsjö outside of Umeå. Today she lives partly on Gotland and in Stockholm. She has studied video at the Royal Academy of Arts and has a master’s in Production Design at SADA, Stockholm.
In her animation she uses space, objects and people to create life and atmosphere. She likes to invite the audience by opening up for an interactive meeting. Building models and creating worlds is a cornerstone of her practice, and she preferably uses traditional materials such as paper and cardboard, that she finds in the recycling. At the Royal School of Art she came into contact with Photo-Trigonometry, a method of photographing objects from multiple angles and then creating a digital 3D object. From never being interested in 3D animation, she changes her mind. Together with 3D animation she sees the opportunity in using VR and add an extra dimension to her objects and space.