OFFAL

Ida Lennartson,

Year:

2017

Format

16:9

Runtime:

9'41

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9

Sound:

Stereo

Language:

no dialog

Subtitles:

Edition:

Edition #05

Synopsis:

Lennartsson's immune system reacted poorly to the foreign eastern germs, which is why she had to spend a long time in Japan isolated, indoors and with bed rest. The quiet interiors, the bloodless white masks, extra-long nails, countless half-drunk water bottles or used paper tissues inscribe themselves in their hallucinatory fever dreams. Imagination and reality, what is actually felt and artificial settings are intertwined. The lonely space becomes an expansion of body and mind: objects suddenly look like organs or innards - as if a meteorite-like psychomatter has come to life - while the used paper tissue looks like a flower or the plastic hand evokes an absurd, sensual tenderness.

As a prisoner of this closed setting, Lennartsson is excluded from society. She is othered, lonely in a delirious underworld of chiffres and tokens, a state from which she creates precise collages using coarse, documentary material and fictional staging. On the fine line between self-exploiting exposure and breathtaking dream-like visuals, Lennartsson designs a dark fairyland. (Galerie Katrin G√ľnther)

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