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Mikael Beckman-Thoor

My initial idea for this song was that the singing figures should hang suspended like puppets, prancing on their strings. I did a quick test and it turned out that this probably would be very complicated. Therefore, an idea came up of suspending our bodies in an invisible construction of steel pipes and instead letting the scenery move. I think this video in its simplicity is one of my absolute best. Then the text may seem reactionary, but I defend myself by saying that it is a reaction to Malena Ivarsson’s extremely ridiculous program “Fräcka fredag” about sex and relations which was sent on the Swedish television during this time.

Keywords Sex
Aspect ratio 1.33:1 (4:3)
Prod. format Other
Duration 00:02:28
Language Swedish
Color Color
Sound Stereo
Year 1986
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About the artist

Mikael Beckman-Thoor

Born in 1959 in Stockholm, Sweden. Lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden.

Mikael Beckman-Thoor is currently a Lecturer in Fine Art, specialising in Video, at Kungliga Konsthögskolan in Stockholm, Sweden. He has been working with film since the 1980’s, as a composer, scenographer and recordist, making the music for films such as “En liten film för mina systrar” 1992 and “I sin ensamhet” 1998.