O V I E S
about the movie Mermaids
An artistic video with big, naked women with sturdy tinghs, arms and
breasts who are floating and moving in a clear water lake.
The women are filmed with waterproof video equipment under the water
surfice. They move in slow motion, swimming, floating, lying on the
bottom of the lake with their heads above the surfice in a beautiful
pose. Their breasts are rolling back and forth in the wawes. They become
just like Rubenfigures with their heavy arms and wide thighs with reflexes
of the sun dancing on their white bodies.
Original music, with strings and soloists in the form of song and saxophones
are accompaning the movements of the women.
A film by Per Wichmann
Music Lars-Åke Franke-Blom
Strings from Norrköping Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Lennart Falkebring
Song: Ingrid Aareskjold
Saxophones: Mats Gustafsson
Mermaids -Siv -Ingela -Kristina -Maria
Post production: Greger Svanström,Opus Mediatech
A project with support of
- Culture 98 in Norrköping, Sweden
- County Governement of Östergötland, Sweden
- Strömma Sweden
- National Museum of Work, Norrköping, Sweden
- Norrköping Rehab
Playing time: 12 minutes
- Mermaids, and a 30 minutes documentation of its production, have been
shown twice on Swedish national television in 1999.
-Mermaids has been performed a couple of times outdoor on a huge screen
made of white cloth. The screen is 350 square meters in size and the
moving bodies give a magnificent impression when they are shown in this
September 1998 in the Industrial Landscape of Norrköping, first perfomance
August 1999 in Nyköping, a town 100 km south of Stockholm (the film
was only performed during the last rehersal).
August 1999 in Norrköping on a festival for outdoor films.
Mars 2000 in the very centre of Söderhamn, a town 200 km north of Stockholm
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