segunda-feira, setembro 01, 2003
"The family unit is often at the heart of this compelling body of work that, in Olofsson's hands, is transformed into something uncanny. The situation presented in her photographic images and videos may appear straightforward: relations of power, family connections, bonds of affection and intense emotion; but there is a unsettling sense of making visible small, even unconscious fears in a familial setting.
Olofsson also explores the mother-daughter relationship, in the video You need her and you want her golden hair she sees you but she won't love you because she really doesn't care (2000) in which the artist's mother, sits on a bed with her daughter, reading out loud love letters sent to the artist by past lovers. The power of this work is once again in its deceptive simplicity, where the words created by one kind of intimate relationship are put into the mouths of an entirely different one.
Anneè Olofsson was born in Sweden and lives and works in New York. She attended the Royal Art Academy, Oslo, Norway, and has exhibited her work throughout Europe as well as in New York and San Francisco. Text taken from an essay by Nicky Bird which accompanies the exhibition."
posted by Luís Miguel Dias segunda-feira, setembro 01, 2003