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Staff at Moderna Museet 2000
Annika Eriksson

The staff at the Moderna Museet introduced themselves and gathered in front of a stationary camera. During the 20-minute film the room slowly filled up, leaving less and less space for the people still to come. This is the first work in a series where staff members of art institutions introduced themselves in front of the static camera. The shootings took place in archetypical spaces in the buildings. In each case a single tale captured the event.

Commission for Organisning Freedom, Moderna Museet Stockholm, 2000. Curated by David Elliot. Other works in this series are Staff at Sao Paulo Biennale, 2002, curated for the Swedish representation by Maria Lind, Staff at Mori Art Museum, 2006, curated by David Elliot and Mami Kataoka and Staff at Malmö Konstmuseum, 2001, curated by Göran Christensson.

Aspect ratio 1.33:1 (4:3)
Prod. format Generic SD-video
Duration 00:17:11
Color Color
Year 2000
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About the artist

Annika Eriksson

Annika Eriksson is originally from Malmö and lives in Berlin since 2002. At the center of her artistic practice is an interest in social interaction: how do we live together, what kind of societies do we create, and what happens in the margins or in the transition from one social order to another? In her work, the social has always involved a key emphasis on the slippages between the one ME into others – with a return to questions of interaction and exchange, circular forms of communication, self-abnegation and empathy. Her project also engages with the relations between humans and animals; of our interdependence, slippages and connection, but also registers of violation, and the animal as a distinctively human projection surface. She has been exhibiting since the early 90s in various biennales and institutions, for example the biennales in Istanbul, Venice, Sao Paolo, Shanghai and Vienna; in institutions such as Bonner Kunstverein, Tate Liverpool, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Hayward Gallery, London and Moderna Museet, Malmö and Stockholm.