Johanna Lecklin’s Maybe you can even sense our lifestyles are probably comparable: I simply am not there (2016) won the second prize (EUR 500) at FOKUS, an annual video art festival hosted by Nikolaj Kunsthal. From February 9 to March 9, the festival is present both online and at different locations in and around Copenhagen.
The award ceremony and the screening of ten nominated works was held on Friday, February 24 at 17:00 in Gloria Biograf & Café. Lecklin’s artwork has been screened previously e.g. at KUMU Art Film Festival and Cairo International Video Festival.
Lecklin’s piece is a portrait of a narcissist. His boss and colleagues admire him and his ex-wife, mistress and girlfriend tell their view of him. The film consists of monologues performed in the form of tableau vivants that refer to art historical compositions. A possible crime story is built up by the testimonies of the people around the man.
Johanna Lecklin (b. 1972) graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in 2003 and studied in London at the Slade School of Fine Art, in UCL. Lecklin works with video and photography. Her video work is based on documentary, narrativity and performativity. Lecklin’s works have been presented in numerous exhibitions in Finland and abroad, including the City States exhibition at Liverpool Biennial (2010) and It’s a Setup at Contemporary Art Museum Kiasma in Helsinki (2010).
FOKUS Video Art Festival, February 9 – March 9, Copenhagen, Denmark
More information: FOKUS