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Cecilia Lundqvist

Souvenir is an autobiographic animation that illustrates an unforgettable specific memory that shows its face. The main character in the video goes back in time and gets surprised by a deeply restored memory. She examines it and nurses it before she puts it back in the place where it belongs. The pictures are created by simple black-and-white drawings where only the most important objects are in focus, in this case the woman and her memory, this to increase the concentration to them and their interaction. The fysical room of the picture is extremely reduced to a mild gray blur to create a reversed sense of the inner space. The music play a very important part in the work, making clear and underline the intime character.

Keywords Animation, Music
Aspect ratio 1.33:1 (4:3)
Prod. format Generic film
Duration 00:01:59
Color BW
Year 1999
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About the artist

Cecilia Lundqvist

Born 1971 in Eskilstuna, Sweden. Currently living and working in Stockholm.

Cecilia Lundqvist started out with painting, but now works foremost with video and animation. She manages to treat difficult subjects, often from a personal, feminist perspective with a sharp sense of humour. Her artistic expression stretches from the play with simplified, raw lines, in Disco for instance from 1997, to the use of the animation media in a more sophisticated way, as in Emblem from 2001. Cecilia’s video works are shown frequently worldwide and has received recognition in the art and film world alike. Her work is generally narrative and deal with issues like domestic violence, power structures and human behaviour.

She is represented with video works at several art institutions, among them Moderna Museet in Stockholm and Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. Educated at Royal Collage of Art, Video Department and University Collage of Arts, Crafts & Design, Art Department, Stockholm, Sweden. In 2004, Cecilia Lundqvist received Filmform’s Honorary Award because of the focused way she has developed her artistry over the years.