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Vanitas
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Felice Hapetzeder

Vanitas is a still life rather than a film. A group of men and women play together in the water at the beach of Positano, Italy. They dive into the middle of the image, a great, black void, just to reappear in a continous cycle. The music, the distorted sound of a sackpipe, bring to mind folkmusic, maybe from a wedding. Are we witnessing a ritual, an act of seduction? Vanitas is a tribute to existence as both creation and destruction. In the manifestation of life is also death.

Aspect ratio 1,33:1 (4:3)
Prod. format Generic SD-video
Duration 00:02:00
Color Color
Year 2003
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About the artist

Felice Hapetzeder

Born in 1973 in Stockholm, Sweden. Currently based in Stockholm.

Felice Hapetzeder is a video artist with MFA degree from Konstfack Fine Arts at Konstfack College of Art, Crafts and Design in 2002. He is interested in cultural heritage production and manipulation of collective memory and oblivion. He works both independently and in collaboration with others. Collaborative projects include Local A. with the artist Jenny Berntsson and Carousell with artists Marit Lindberg, Kristina Kvalvik and Henrik Lund Jørgensen. Hapetzeder also works as an independent manager of art projects, often by way of international exchanges.

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