February 9, 2006 - Marabouparken - Johanna Billing ‘More Films About Songs, Cities and Circles’
February 9, 2006

Johanna Billing ‘More Films About Songs, Cities and Circles’

Magical World, Johanna Billing, 2005

Johanna Billing
More Films About Songs,
Cities and Circles

10 February-26 March

Opening: 9 Feb, 2006 17 -21 hrs
Wednesday-Sunday 12.00-17.00 hrs

Marabou Park Annex
Vasagatan 4A
172 67, Sundbyberg, Sweden
Wednesday-Sunday 12.00-17.00 hrs
ph: 46 8 29 45 90
info [​at​] marabouparken.se www.marabouparken.se

Marabou Park is pleased to announce an exhibition with Swedish artist Johanna Billing, featuring four films shot in four different European cities.

In the exhibition More Films About Songs, Cities and Circles, Marabou Park presents four films from Oslo (Where She is At, 2001), London (Look Out!, 2003), Amsterdam (Magic And Loss, 2005) and Zagreb (Magical World, 2005); each city adding its own layer of meaning. Included in the exhibition is also the extensive documentation of the You Dont Love Me Yet – musical tour.

A feeling of melancholy and loss permeates Johanna Billings films and her representations of changing societies and the feelings that people suppress and loose touch with. The films portray people in staged, concentrated situations. Their emotional charge is derived from the tensions we keep within and from shifts of focus between the individuals portrayed and the societal backdrop against which their actions take place. The participants in Johanna Billings films all play themselves but also take part in a multilayered interpretation of a place and a situation that oscillates between documentary and fiction. Johanna Billings films alternate, in a unique way, between charged silence and a narrative borne by pop songs. There are many things that we are unable to speak about without ending up in commonplaces and clichés. The protagonists of Johanna Billings films remain silent unless they sing.
About Johanna Billing
Since graduating from the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, in Stockholm in 1999, Johanna Billing has been one of Swedens most prolific and renowned artists. Besides the Make it Happen record label, which she runs with her brother Anders Billing since 1998, Johanna Billing has been the initiator of a number of music-clubs and tours and participated in numerous exhibitions including: Le Mois de la Photo, Montréal 2001, Motstånd, Moderna Muséet 2001, the Italian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2003, and the Moscow and Istanbul Biennials in 2005. For further information about Johanna Billing and Make It Happen please visit www.makeithappen.org/johannabilling.html
About Marabou Park
Marabou Park is a foundation for contemporary art connected to the sculpture park Marabou Park in Sundbyberg, close to Stockholm city. Our exhibitions programme is dedicated to emerging and established, Swedish and international, key artists within the contemporary art field. Marabou Park also has a residency programme for newly graduated artists focussed on public art. For further information about our programme and the sculpture collection, please visit www.marabouparken.se.
Press information
On our website, www.marabouparken.se, you can find downloadable press photos and an exhibition magazine containing an interview with Johanna Billing and a text by Finnish writer Mika Hannula. For further information about the exhibition please contact Helena Selder at Marabou Park Annex on ph: 46 8 29 45 90.

Marabou Park is financially assisted by Veidekke and the city of Sundbyberg.
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