Johanna Lecklin’s Maybe you can even sense our lifestyles are probably comparable: I simply am not there (2016) is included in the programme of 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 screening of 10 nominated works and the award ceremony is held on Friday, February 24 at 17:00 in Gloria Biograf & Café.
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