TERESA WENNBERG






SWIMMER 1978

Still from the videotape

The swimmer is performing movements which can be
seen as completely natural.Yet they contain an important
contradiction, a double meaning: swimming as a way
of surviving. At the same time as the swimmer is having
a pleasurable experience of the element of water, she
must continuously fight to stay alive.
A metaphore for a mental situation.

Produced at Centre George Pompidou, Paris
In collaboration with Suzanne Nessim.

COLLECTION: CENTRE G. POMPIDOU, PARIS; STÄDTISHES KUNSTMUSEUM, BONN

 




NOTHING  1978
Still from the videotape

> This video deals with the emptiness in an inevitable voyage between two points.
At the same time as an efficient activity is paralyzed during this period, since the question
of transportation between A and B has no meaning as such, this very procedure
is necessary for the original action to continue.

The difference between thought and action,
between understanding and realization.
The alienation of modern society.

Performer: Suzanne Nessim

COLLECTION: MODERNA MUSEET, STOCKHOLM; STÄDTISHES KUNSTMUSEUM, BONN

 

 




OVERFLOW INDICATION 1978

Two artists fighting in an empty museum,
while an off voice is giving a serious analysis in
English, French or German.
A video about what the artist
wants to express and how the critic
and public can interpret - or misinterpret - the work.


ENGLISH
DEUTCH
FRANCAIS

Text by Teresa Wennberg 1979
Performers: Teresa Wennberg & Suzanne Nessim

COLLECTION: MODERNA MUSEET, STOCKHOLM; STÄDTISHES KUNSTMUSEUM, BONN

 




Still from the videotape
NORMA OR GENE  1980


Citizen Phoenix Kundalini makes a visit to GCC -
"Genetic Control Center" - to order her first child...
A vision about the consequences
and possibilities of genetic manipulation.

Performers: Teresa Wennberg & Suzanne Nessim.

DIALOGUE  by Teresa Wennberg.

COLLECTION: CENTRE G. POMPIDOU/MNAM, PARIS

 

 



Still from the videotape
VOL  1981

"Vol" in French means both theft and flight.
A collage of commercial spots with excessively happy housewives
and horrendous stereotype children mixed with images from
the second take off of the space shuttle Columbia.
Two modern forms of communication, using a third one - the television medium...

COLLECTION: MODERNA MUSEET, STOCKHOLM; I.V.A.M./MUSEE DE ARTE MODERNO DE VALENCIA

 

 

RETURN TO SENDER   1982 (10')  
Produced by Teresa Wennberg
COLLECTION: MERYL ALTMAN ART PROGRAM, N.Y.C.

 

 


"This is Norma. Life is a drag."


Still from the videotape
CARDINAL SIGNS - NORMAL PEOPLE 1982

This video shows a sequence of 60 drawings of friends
and aquaintances, each desribed by a short text -
and each executed on graph paper 35 x 35 cm and presented together
as one entire piece. The camera closes in and examines the compositions,
while a voice "off" reads the text which accompanies each drawing.

In collaboration with Marika af Trolle.

PRIVATE COLLECTION

 

 



Still from the videotape
QUELLE HISTOIRE 1983

A live recording of a person telling about an encounter with a stranger
- something which happens to all of us, often unexpectedly.
Such an encounter can either be experienced as something banal and
without importance - or be lived out and described with a lot of passion.
In this case, it turns out to be an intense love story.
- French spoken, no subtitles -

Performer: Nina Beskow.

In collaboration with Alain Longuet.

COLLECTION: HEURE EXQUISE

 

 


Still from the videotape
ELECTRIC JANUARY  1983


A 10-minute "painting" of 42nd St. in New York City at night.

Sound illustration: Teresa Wennberg.

Special thanks to Jeanette Bonnier and Charlotte Bonnier.

COLLECTION: MERYL ALTMAN ART PROGRAM, N.Y.C.

 

 




Stills from the videotape
NO=ON  1983

In a mixture of animated images and scenes played by actors, a situation is presented,
which immediately changes into another, repeating itself, with flashes from the past -
"the subjective memory", and of the future - "the illuminated imagination", to finally find
itself almost back at the beginning, where everything is questioned once again.

COLLECTION: CENTRE G. POMPIDOU/MNAM, PARIS; MODERNA MUSEET, STOCKHOLM

 

 



View from the video installation "NUIT BLANCHE"
as shown at "ELECTRA" - Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris 1986

25 monitors - 4 different sources.

This installation also exists as a mono tape

In collaboration with Pierre Lobstein.

COLLECTION WORLD WIDE VIDEO CENTER DEN HAAG; HEURE EXQUISE, FRANCE; MODERNA MUSEET, STATENS KONSTRAD,STOCKHOLM

 

 

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Still from the video
PARIS PA TJUGOTALET - Thora Dardel berattar...1984-85

Part I (45')
Part II (30')

Thora Dardel recalls her experiences and encounters in Paris in the 1920ties,
where she arrived when she was twenty years old. She talks about the artists that
she met - Modigliani, Cocteau, Radiguet, Pascin, Braque, Leger and many more
- and in particular the Swedish painter Nils von Dardel, whom she married.

An exceptional document full of amusing observations, about an exceptional woman
who became a personal friend of some of the most influential artists of the 20th century.

COLLECTION MODERNA MUSEET MALMO

 

 



Still from the videotape
TOKYO MA 1986

Impressions from a first visit to Japan.

In the fog, a stone becomes alive.
A spirit is dancing, tormented,
against a background of a vulcano,
which is constantly hidden behind electronic curtains..
When the Kami is exhausted, it returns to its original form.

Bhuto Dancer: Erina Ota

The computer graphic elements in the video TOKYO MA
consist of about twenty different background scenes, executed with an Apple 2C.

PRIX SPECIAL DU JURY, FESTIVAL VIDEO DE MONTPELLIER 1986

 

 


Still from the videotape
DAEDALUS' VISION 1993


A video on the theme of "Justice".
Daedalus meanders in the labyrinthic jungle of the end of the 20th century,
searching for a note of hope,with nothing for a clue but the lucid distance of a giant turtle.

COLLECTION: FONDATION CHATEAU BEYCHEVELLE

 

HOLD   1999 (8´)
Produced by Teresa Wennberg/CRAC
PRIVATE COLLECTION:

 

 



Detail from the video tape
"Elusive Self" (16') 2002


The video is the main element in the multi-media installation with same name. >

On the pages of a gigantic "book", sculpted in salt,
a video projection with a montage of images
- photos, films, videos - from my private collection,
in an attenpt to reveal myself to the public.


Exhibition TANKEN FLYGER, KULTURHUSET STOCKHOLM, 2002 +
"AMNESIA", MUSEO DE ARTE CONTEMPORANEO, SANTIAGO DE CHILE

 

 

THE DREAM OF THE WHITE SWAN

A documentary about five young girls and their hard work at the Royal Ballet School
of Stockholm to become a ballet dancer. The film follows them for one year.






PRIVATE COLLECTION:

 


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