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Magdalena Ljung

Magdalena Dziurlikowska gives a guided tour of her own apartment where she talks about herself in the third person. She wears strict clothes, uses refined language and well-rehearsed gestures. We recognize the structure of the tour from those given in the homes of historical people – but they are dead now, and have celebrity status. What happens when the subject of the tour is a ‘nobody’, is the personal still interesting? What do we mean when we say that we know someone?

English title Guided Tour
Keywords Architecture, Characters
Aspect ratio 1.33:1 (4:3)
Prod. format Generic SD-video
Duration 00:08:30
Language Swedish
Color Color
Year 2003
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About the artist

Magdalena Ljung

Magdalena Ljung, f.d. Dziurlikowska (b. 1975 in Warsaw) lives and works in Stockholm. She received her MA from Konstfack University of Arts and Crafts and works predominately with video.

Magdalena Ljung’s video works linger on the crossroads between documentary and fiction. Her themes originate from her own life, she plays herself and interpret existential questions, hardships and adventures. The starting point is the self-experienced and the script is based upon such, while the imagery is symbolic and associative. Everyday life, surrealism, humour and feminism become a narrative which encompasses a personal story and the wider contemporary sphere.

Magdalena Ljung’s work has been exhibited in galleries and museums such as Eskilstuna konstmuseum, Kulturhuset and Liljevalchs konsthall, and at film festivals, such as Tempo Documentary Festival, Uppsala and Oberhausen international short film festivals. Ljung is also an art critic for the daily press and a guest teacher at art schools.