There Is A Lot Of Joy, Too.

Johanna Lecklin

The subject of ‘There Is A Lot Of Joy, Too’ is about the meeting of two realities. The work is structured around a fictive dialogue concerning a boy and his mother, it is a two-channel work with the boy occupying one frame and the mother the second. They are never together in the same shot but are placed next to each other physically. The boy speaks about his own things, his daydreams and wishes of becoming a Hollywood star. The mother talks about him and about her experiences as the mother of a child with special needs. The script is based upon recorded discussions with a boy who has Asperger’s Syndrome.

 

Production Year
2005
Duration
00:10:41
Type
Genre
Tags
Original Title
Paljon on iloakin.
Finnish Title
Paljon on iloakin.
English Title
There Is A Lot Of Joy, Too.
Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
Yes
Aspect Ratio
4:3
Sound
Yes
Cast
Johanna Lecklin (Author), Antony Bentley (Camera), Wellu Mikkonen (Lighting), Oskari Martimo (Sound)
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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).

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