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Stina Pehrsdotter - Urging absence

3:00, 2009, Video Art
Urging absence is about the contradistinction between desire and loss. A visualization of the decision not to give birth any more.

DirectorStina PehrsdotterProducerStina PehrsdotterWriterStina PehrsdotterCameraNiclas HallbergEditorStina Pehrsdotter

CountrySwedenEdition2009 ScreeningsFormverk (art zone), Eskilstuna, Sweden
Brancaleone Club, Rome, Italy
BAC 10, Barcelona, Spain

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Interview

Who is Stina Pehrsdotter?
Stina is a curator and artist, working in video, photo, street, installation and performance art inspired by the human body and its environment. She explores the meaning of human life by diving deep into herself. In her works she often reflects on the connection between mind, soul and body, and contradistinctions in the body and the environments.
Her works can be seen as researches of existence and memories.


Your film is about?
Urging absence is about the contradistinction between desire and loss.
A visualization of feelings created by making hard decisions, and about how to work through difficulties.


How did you start with film? And do you have an educational background in art or film?
I’m autodidact


Could you explain how you work, what themes or concepts and what is important to you?
My works can be seen as researches of existence and memories.


Where do you get your ideas or influences from?
From inside myself and from my environment


How does the title relate to the work, and how do you find a fitting title?
Always hard with titles.
Urging Absence describes what the video is about - Urging is something important, to urge for something is the feeling I want the viewer to have, and at the same time the Absence, something is missing.


How important is sound in film, and if you use sounds, do you create your own or use existing?
Very important with the sound, and I create my own, or get help from an expert.


How do you finance your projects (by yourself, sponsors or subsidy)?
Myself


Nowadays everyone with the right equipment can create videoart, good, bad or ugly?
Good in the meaning that everyone can be creative, bad because of all the crap that is created - too little self critic...


What possibilities of the web are yet to be explored? Which dangers do you see ahead?
No dangers, web is beautiful


In what category would you place your work; cinema or art. And is there a difference between those?
Art


How important is the reaction to your film by the audience?
I want reactions


What is your next project about?
Female orgasms...


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