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The Seekers
Lisa Strömbeck & Andrea Creutz

The video shows two friends (the artists) in search of the self-confidence, harmony and happiness that might be found by working energetically enough with positive affirmations, crystal healing, yoga, meditation, hypnosis and hot bubble baths. It points to the hope that we invest in various methods, particularly those introduced by the New Age movement. If the expected result is not attained within the first two weeks of using one method, we quickly move on to the next, and so it can continue if we fail to concentrate on finding faith in ourselves on a deeper level. Part of the video is accompanied by Dolly Parton, the Seeker.

Aspect ratio 1.33:1 (4:3)
Prod. format Generic SD-video
Duration 00:07:10
Language Swedish
Color Color
Year 1996
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About the artists

Lisa Strömbeck

Lisa Strömbeck

Lisa Strömbeck is born 1966 in Andrarum, Sweden. Graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 1999. Currently lives and works in Copenhagen in Denmark and Borrby, Sweden. Her works span the media of video, photography and collage. Animals and the human relationships to them are a recurring motif in her socio-psychological studies.The human-animal relationship functions as a metaphor for the economics of love, exploring the shift between inner psychologies and outer realities and their confluence in processes of identity and identification.

Andrea Creutz

Andrea Creutz

Born 1970 in Stockholm, Sweden. Based in Stockholm and Copenhagen, Denmark.

Andrea Creutz is a visual artist. In 2000 she graduated from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, and 2002-2003 she participated in The Whitney Independent Study Program, NYC. Currently, she is at The Danish Arts Agency, Visual Arts Centre’s Residency in Berlin. In Creutz’s work value systems and social conventions are explored. Her interdisciplinary projects address economic, social, and cultural questions, acknowledging that contemporary art and critical reflection make up a coherent area of meaning. Exhibitions and projects include: ‘Story Space on Gift Economies’, CASCO NL (2006); ‘CAPITAL – it fails us now’, UKS, NO, and Kunstihoone, EST (2005); ‘The Hidden Flow’, Sparwasser, DE; ‘PSYOP’ Minority Report, International Art Festival, DK (2004).