Annika Larsson

Year and place of birth: 1972, Stockholm, Sweden Location: Berlin, Germany

Over the last twenty years, Annika Larsson has generated a surprisingly coherent oeuvre. Many of her videos revolve around the way people behave in our rigidly defined and highly stratified social world. In her work, trivial actions assume an almost ritual nature and take place in an oppressive atmosphere of domination and suppression. Larsson focuses almost exclusively on the body language of the characters and films the actions they perform meticulously and in fine detail. In doing this she makes frequent use of the visual codes of cinema, including close-ups, zooming in, slow-motion shots and precisely composed framing. In addition, a variety of camera angles succeed one another, though the scenes are never seen in their entirety.

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