Barnen leker utanför/ The children playing outside (2021)
Video 03.00 min, Two screen installation
At a museum, I start filming children playing outside the window. When I watch the video I find it unpleasant, but I don´t really know why? Maybe it’s the camera’s position from above that creates a viewpoint from which scenes of everyday life and the children get stuck in an almost painterly and abstract form. Also the ambivalence between surveillance and freedom is present in the video. The children playing as a metaphor for freedom and safety and the camera as a symbol of the opposite: power and monitoring.
You’ll be able to see more of Hanna Abrahamsson’s work during our upcoming Open Studios in 17th and 18th of June!