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Heat #4
Ilona Huss Walin

“Heat” # 4 by Ilona Huss Walin, 2013. From a scene in the movie Heat (1996) where five gangsters make up after a robbery. In the video project “Heat” I make my own versions of scenes from an American action movie where I myself have all the roles and everything takes place at home in my kitchen. I’m interested in seeing what happens when in a video work I let a single person shoulder all the characters and the interaction that takes place between them. I create a choreography where in my kitchen I literally walk between the roles and imitate the expressions and movements of the various Hollywood stars. So far, I only “imitate” the action in the action movie and let everything else like camera angles and clips be different. Performance and the video medium alternate in my work.

Keywords Body, Characters, Dance , Drama, Experimental, Feminism, Performance, Queer, Satire, Self-portrait
Aspect ratio 1.78:1 (16:9)
Prod. format
Duration 00:04:41
Language English
Color Color
Sound Stereo
Year 2013
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About the artist

Ilona Huss Walin

Born in 1967 in Sweden. Lives and works in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Ilona Huss Walin has studied at Academy of fine art in Bergen, Academy of fine art in Gothenburg, and at Gerlesborgsskolan in Stockholm. Her artwork has developed more and more towards conceptual video projects where acting and installation often are key elements and the design methods being different and innovative is of great importance. Huss Walin strives for an end result that is open for interpretation and lets the observer discover something unexpected or make them start thinking in different directions. Reoccurring in her work is the interest in the possibilities of the video as a medium, acting as a phenomenon, movements in the room, spatial installations and combining the spoken or written word with specially staged situations.