We’re a Happy Family I-II

Johanna Lecklin

Two silent videos present social situations in which the unsaid thoughts of the attendees are subtitled. A tense Christmas dinner where the father is secretly planning a trip, whilst the mother is afraid of wine ruining the tablecloth. A fancy party with wine and cigars, the subtitles cut through over the small talk: someone forgot to feed the cat.

Production Year
2002
Duration
00:03:59
Type
Genre
Tags
Original Title
We’re a Happy Family I-II
Finnish Title
We’re a Happy Family I-II
English Title
We’re a Happy Family I-II
Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
Yes
Aspect Ratio
4:3
Sound
No
Cast
Johanna Lecklin (Author)
Press Photos
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).

27 works