curated by Michele Drascek
FOR SORE EYES // by Anders Weberg
duration 2min17sec / 2006
“For Sore Eyes” is another exploration of the ambivalence of the male gaze and gendered (dis)order. It is a suggestive reflection of life in the pyrotechnic in sanatorium of consumerism freedom. But what is really freedom?
MAMO - MOTHER // by Anders Weberg
duration 2.30 min / August / 2008
Video and Sound by Anders Weberg
Filmed with mobile phone. ( Nokia N82 Black)
Senses and memories of motherhood evoked by visiting Birkenau (Auschwitz II) in
MIRROR MIRROR // Collaboration Anders Weberg,
duration 2min30sec / July 2009
A mirror is an object with at least one polished and therefore reflective surface. The most familiar type of mirror is the plane mirror, which has a flat surface. Curved mirrors are also used, to produce magnified or diminished images or focus light or simply distort the reflected image. Mirrors are commonly used for personal grooming (in which case the old-fashioned term "looking-glass" can be used), decoration, and architecture. In this instance - two people are the mirrors, making an attempt at echoing their emotions through visual media. The looking glass of the soul. Also the artists Anders Weberg & Alison Wiliams have never met in real life, only seen each other on line and therefore their emotions are kind of filtered by the net. More "unreal" than real.
Commissioned by the Dislocate 08 festival in Yokohama/Tokyo
The works in the Elsewhereness series are made solely from audio and videomaterial found on the web, material that emanates from a specific place. The audiovisual pieces are manipulated and composed into a surreal journey through an estranged landscape, based entirely on the culturally bound and stereotypical preconceptions of the artists about the actual location. The finished Elsewhereness work can be downloaded into a media player or mobile phone and enjoyed when walking around the surroundings of the specific place, from which the material emanates.
The first part of the series was Elsewhereness: Yokohama, commissioned by the Dislocate 08 festival in Yokohama/Tokyo. The second part was Eslewhereness:
As the series expands, a number of places will be joined over time into a web of surreal associations of difference and similarity, reflecting something about the various places but also about cultural preconceptions.
ANDERS WEBERG // ARTIST // FILM MAKER
1968, born in
Anders is an artist and filmmaker working in video, sound, new media and installations and he is primarily concerned with identity. The human body lies at the root of projects that formally and conceptually chart identity and its construction as a preamble to broaching matters of violence, genders, memory, loss or ideology in which personal experiences co-exists with references to popular culture, the media and consumerism. Specializing in digital technologies, he aims to mix genres and ways of expression to explore the potential of audio visual media. Currently based Malmö in the south of Sweden and has exhibited at numerous art/film festivals, galleries, and museums internationally.
Center for the Urban Culture
Opening 1st December 2009
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