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The video-art of Johanna Billing

Where She Is At (7’35’’ – 2001)_Saturday September 3rd_10.00-12.00 am
Un A subtle and silent drama set by the sea, in an abandoned outdoor pool near Oslo, Norway. Emphasized by its looping format, the film focuses on a girl wavering atop a very high diving board, and the reactions of those around her.

 

I’m Lost Without Your Rhythm (13’29’’ – 2009)_Saturday September 3rd_3.00-5.00 pm

The video depicts Romanian dance and theatre students during the Periferic 8 Contemporary Art Biennial in iasi, Romania. The project aims to explore the essence and significance of contemporary choreography. Focusing on daily movements, Johanna Billing investigates our gestures and the way we represent our being.

 

I’m Gonna Live Anyhow Until I Die (16’29’’ – 2012)_Sunday September 4th_10.00-12.00 am
Accompanied by an improvised score that reinterprets on the violin the '70s-era music of Franco Battiato, Johanna Billing's video follows a group of children ho are apparently free to do what they like across the streets of Rome. The video is inspired by psychoanalysis, Pier Paolo Pasolini, and Bruno Munari's thoughts on pedagogy.  

 

Pulheim Jam Session (22’40’’ – 2015)_Sunday September 4th_3.00-5.00 pm

A performance that recreates a traffic jam involving more than sixty cars and around one hundred people in the area of Pulheim, near Cologne. In a nearby warehouse, Swedish musician Edda Magnason improvises a jam session on a grand piano, as Keith Jarrett had done forty years before (The Köln Concert).

 


Johanna Billing, born in 1973 in Jönköping, Sweden, lives in Stockholm producing videos, films and performances. Along with many solo shows, her works have been featured in the Venice International Art Biennial (2003), the Moscow Biennial (2005), the Istanbul Biennial (2005), the Singapore Biennial (2006), Documenta 12 (2007), Auckland Triennial (2010).