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Crazy Girls
Jesper Nordahl

The Crazy Girls, Annija, Katrina and Agnese dance through neglected streets singing songs you’ll be familiar with. Oblivious to their surroundings, they try to concentrate on the beat and tempo of the music as they dance towards the camera. But the Crazy Girls are not the latest girl band, but three ten year olds from Karosta, a former Sovjet naval base and suburb of Liepaja, Latvia. The interview and film by Swedish artist Jesper Nordahl adds to their armoury of girl band accoutrements – they have the group, the music, the choreographer – the dream is once more reaffirmed. They are passing their time playing-out the same harmless dream that occupies many children their age, to be like the famous people most similar to them, in this case Britney Spears and A-teens, a Swedish Abba cover band.

Keywords Music, Dance
Aspect ratio 1.33:1 (4:3)
Prod. format MiniDV
Duration 00:08:25
Language English
Color Color
Sound Stereo
Year 2001
Latest screening Sep 17, 2019
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About the artist

Jesper Nordahl

Jesper Nordahl (born 1969) lives and works in Stockholm.

Through video and various media his work address social and political issues where gender and knowledge production are central. Nordahls work has been shown internationally, including exhibitions at Shedhalle, Zurich; Index, Stockholm; Artists Space, New York; Moderna Museet, Stockholm; Grazer Kunstverein, Graz; Colombo Art Biennale, Colombo; GIBCA, Gothenburg; Galerija Umjetnina, Split. Nordahl graduated from The Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm in 2000 and participated in the Whitney ISP in New York in 2006-07.