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Waiting for red pigtails
Julia Peirone

The film Waiting for red pigtails is a still film where the text (represented by a voice) is the backbone of the entire film’s structure and content. In the film, we see different girls appear and disappear in the darkness one after the other. We hear a voice describing the girl’s appearance, what she is wearing or doing. …reading a book…wearing a white flower…drinking from a plastic mug…

After a while the text begins to change and change form and content. The same sentences but where the words are thrown around and become new descriptions of the girls who reappear in pictures. The voice takes the viewer behind the surface with a slightly surreal tone. …reading about the devil…drinking herself into a white flower…wearing a white face…Words become images that become a journey with the eye, from the outside to the inside.

Aspect ratio 1.78:1 (16:9)
Prod. format
Duration 00:04:45
Language English
Color Color
Sound Stereo
Year 2008
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About the artist

Julia Peirone

Julia Peirone (b. 1973) lives and works in Stockholm.
She is educated at the University of Photography and Film in Gothenburg (BFA) and at Konstfack in Stockholm (MFA).

She has had several solo exhibitions, among others at Liljevalchs Konsthall 2022, Gothenburg Art Museum 2017, Uppsala Art Museum 2015 and Kalmar Art Museum 2018
She has also taken part in several group exhibitions, including at Moderna Museet (2017), Borås Art Museum (2016), Artipelag (2014), and Sven Harrys Art Museum 2016

Her works are represented at Moderna Museet, Kiasma in Finland, the State Council of the Arts, the National Museum and the Gothenburg Museum of Art.

Peirone has several publications behind her such as Braids and Bruisers, Liljevalchs+ (2022) Girls, Girls, Girls, Gbg Konstmuseum (2017), Waiting for Red Pigtails (Sailor Press, 2013), More than Violet (Art & Theory, 2012), Contemporary Swedish Photography (Art & Theory, 2012) and Blind Smek Min Kind (Ordfront/Galago, 2002).