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Atlantis
BY
Camilla Bergqvist

Characters from western literature, mythology and popular culture finds a free zone in the mythical sunken town Atlantis. Here they come together and are given the opportunity to free themselves from invented and prejudiced apprehensions about there personalities. In Atlantis these characters can live liberally without the ballast of there originators idea about them. As well known Plato divided the world into two different spheres. The world of ideas and the world senses. In the video Atlantis these two worlds have been given new meaning. The world of senses that according to Plato are lower than the world of ideas are in Atlantis located below our world, the world of ideas where the creators live. Atlantis is the world of senses and are placed deep down in the dark sea far away from insight and control from the world above.

English title Atlantis
Keywords Animation
Aspect ratio 1,33:1 (4:3)
Prod. format Generic SD-video
Duration 00:10:00
Language Swedish
Color Color
Year 2001
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About the artist

Camilla Bergqvist

Born in 1971, lives and works in Stockholm.

Camilla Johanna Berqgvist is an artist and graphic designer known for her experimentation with video and animation besides working as a graphic designer and art director. She holds an MFA from Konstfack, Stockholm and has studied graphic design at Berghs, Stockholm and editing at Jönköpings universitet. Shortly after finishing her master’s degree, Camilla started the gallery AK28 that she ran togheter with friends and colleagues from Konstfack and KTH until 2007.

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