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THE PRODUCTION OF DREAMS OF THE INDIFFERENT GENERATION (2002)

 

 

DVD video loop 15 min

picture format: PAL 4:3

sound:stereo

 

 

 

(Dreams is also the name of the most popular Swedish cookie)

 

An installation where the activity, which is a mixture of a scientific experiment and a process of baking, is video taped with a camera that moves around the table, one circle per minute. The experiment/baking is directed by a timeline with noted years of “important” Swedish historical events. In the baking process each year corresponds to the minutes of the clock. Each minute a reading of the experiment is done, for example: at “16:03” a 28 cm long spoon is 12 cm down in a bag with flour”. The “result” is noted on the timeline next to the year 1603 with the information that Maria Stuart’s son Jacob the First succeeded the throne. The video (15 min loop) was shown at the table with the remains from the experiment /baking.

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