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Original title: gid rakslä gaJ

A videoinstallation where children are standing along the four walls in a room. A whisper is carried from child to child, around and around in a loop. The viewer is standing in the middle of the room surrounded by the whisper. The whisper is a secret that the viewer cannot perceive. They whisper about love. Their soft, natural voices whispers about its constant, encompassing presence but also about its perceived volatility. Perhaps the inner child whispering to the grown up, trying to get through. The words are backwards, seemingly inaccessible, and at the same time present and available all around, all the time. It is mysterious, and secret, but obvious and illuminated within the children, without filter, nor agenda. We all share it, we are all aware of it. Before love we all stand hands down.


CORDS (hear us and have mercy)

Lenght: 3:07
Format: 16:9
Published: 2008

Synopsis: I have filmed the vocalcords of four singers. The song is ”Kyrie” from a mass written by Thomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611). The angelic song is juxtaposed by the fleshy image of the working vocal cords. I am interested in our concept of God, how it has created our ideas about moral and ethics, our relation to our bodies (especially the female). Shame and honor, the grotesque and the sublime.

Director/producer: Sara Lundberg
Editing/sound: David Ricci
Camera/Cheif Physician: Gunnar Björck
Singers: Linda Öhlin, Carina Aronsson, Gustav Nordlander and Carl Slettengren
Artistic advisor: Andreas Gedin
Technical/Musical advisor: Eva Björkner
Music: ”Kyrie Eleison” av Tomás Luis de Victoria
Thanks to: Olympus, Kungliga Konsthögskolan, Sveriges Författarfond, Gary Graden, Karolinska Universitetssjukhuset Solna, Per-Åke Lindestad, Jörgen Palm