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Closed Circuit(in the Middle of Sweden)

Artist: Mattias Haerenstam

Closed Circuit (in the Middle of Sweden) shows a quiet residential street somewhere in Sweden. The forward moving camera travels down the street, into a large pothole, is “swallowed” by a huge chewing mouth, and turns up on the same street again. This time the street is darker and the sky is red. The camera goes down the street again, down the same pothole that this time leads into a giant intestine, which the camera is passed through until it returns to the same the street.

Mattias Härenstam was educated at the National Academy of Fine Arts, Bergen, Norway and Städelsschule, Frankfurt. His work has been exhibited at the Kunstnerforbundet in Oslo, Galleri 54 in Gothenburg, Tromsø Kunstforening in Norway, SAMCA – Museum for Contemporary Art in Sofia, and L’Oeil d’Oodaaq in Rennes. He has participated in the Festival Internacional de la imagen in Manizales, the Oslo Screen Festival, Generation Loss in Manilla, and the CeC Festival in Uttarakhand, India.

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