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Project for a Revolution
Johanna Billing

As a time-reflecting inspiration to the video stands the opening scene in Antonioni’s film Zabriskie Point from 1970 – a students meeting. In Project for a Revolution a crowd of young people are waiting for something indefinable to happen. Is it possible to be revolutionary today? The collective solution as a positive and possible lifestyle, in opposition to a lifestyle marked by individualism, the artist suggests.

English title Project for a revolution
Aspect ratio 1.33:1 (4:3)
Prod. format Generic SD-video
Duration 00:03:11
Language No dialogue & Swedish
Color Color
Year 2000
In text Johanna Billing
Latest screening Jun 10, 2021
Nov 23, 2018
May 8, 2018
Feb 28, 2012
Jun 8, 2002
Feb 1, 2002
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About the artist

Johanna Billing

Jönköping, Sweden, 1973; lives and works in Stockholm

Johanna Billing has been making video works since 1999 that weave together music, movement and rhythm. Merging the production modes of collective live events and workshops with a cinematic language, the films often focus on aspects of learning and how time plays a key role in that process. Billing in part directs the participants and in part activates a series of improvisations around the notion of performance and the possibility it holds to explore issues of the public and the private as well as the individual in the society as a whole. Billing often addresses political climates and cultural specificities. She transforms through a documentary method, her filmmaking in a fictive space to examine actual and contrived events and how that filmed compression illuminates their overlap. Billing’s videos often feature modified scores and music composed by the artist or in close dialogue with participants, using sound as an essential device for collaboration and communication.