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Skälvan / The Shakes
Rickard Eklund

“The Shakes” is a film work made from of found footage, mainly based of a film marked ‘You are a Wonder’; a religiously intended documentary describing God’s fine craftsmanship in constructing the human body. Cut, reworked and recaptured as it passes out-of-step moving through a projector, the film strip in “the Shakes” instead depicts something of the opposite: an episode when the senses stop working as they should and instead act out of control, only to return to stability after a while. An eruption from within, inspired from experiences of migraine.

The trembling effect was achieved by manually disrupting the fine mechanics during film capture, using zoomed camera optics directed onto the film strip passing out-of-step through the interior of a film projector. Caution! Video contains flashing lights.

Keywords Experimental, Abstract, Montage
Aspect ratio 1.37:1 (Academy)
Prod. format 16mm
Duration 00:02:36
Color Color
Sound Silent
Year 2020
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About the artist

Rickard Eklund

Rickard Eklund (*1987, SE) is an artist that mainly works with sculpture, print-making and film around reoccurring themes of perception and perspective, inspired by dreams, sci-fi, ancient art, scientific artifacts and visual effects.
His experimental work continually explore new artistic tools and techniques, while also often using found objects and images that he alters through filtering, reframing and incorporating into new structures.

Eklund lives and works between Stockholm and Gothenburg, received a master from Valand Academy in 2014 and has since also studied at the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm. His work has been continually been exhibited domestically and internationally and he has also been recognized for his work with record covers and music videos. His work is included in the collection of the Swedish Public Art Agency.