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Tobias Bernstrup

Recorded in 1999, way before talent shows invaded our screens – Tobias Bernstrup’s work Super Twins documents two young sisters who are dreaming of a popstar career. The project consisted of two separate videos; one documentation of the twins recording in a music studio where the artist takes the role of their producer – and a second part; Super Twins (video) – a DIY music video where Super Twins performs one of their songs dressed up in glossy vinyl skirts and thigh high boots alternated with Kraftwerk inspired red and black uniforms.

With a fascination for the artificial surface of popular culture Bernstrup raises questions about identity and gender as a construction.

Aspect ratio 1.33:1 (4:3)
Prod. format
Duration 00:30:10
Language English
Color Color
Sound Stereo
Year 1999
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About the artist

Tobias Bernstrup

Born in 1970 in Gothenburg, Sweden. Lives and works in Stockholm.

Tobias Bernstrup is a Swedish artist working in a wide range of media from; videos, interactive works, sculpture, painting, installation to live performances and electronic music. He received an MFA from Royal College University of Fine Arts Stockholm in 1998.

Tobias has been working internationally since the late 90s and has been noted for his pioneering works influenced by computer games as well as his transgender musical performances. The future, technology, androgyny and queer aesthetics are reoccurring topics in Bernstrup’s works which operate in the realm between the virtual and the real, with a fascination for the dystopian landscape which he throughout the years have explored in various media.

Bernstrup’s works have been shown in major museums around the world, such as Moderna Museet, Palais de Tokyo, Biennale de Lyon, Shanghai Duolun MoMA, Gothenburg Art Museum, Uppsala Art Museum, Cairo Biennale, Busan Biennale, Manifesta, MASS MoCA, Miami MoCA, Utah MoCA, and Basel Museum Für Gegenwartskunst.