The Plough

The Plough, Tres Palacios, Malecón 2007, drawing/photo collage, lambda c - type prints on dibond, 50 cm x 70 cm, 50 cm x 90 cm, 50 cm x 100 cm. Kuenstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
The Plough (Malecon), 2007, drawing/photo collage, lambda c - type prints on dibond, 50 X 100 cm
The Plough, (Tres Palacios), 2007, drawing/photo collage, lambda c - type prints on dibond, 50 X 70 cm
The Plough, (Tres Palacios), 2007, drawing/photo collage, lambda c - type prints on dibond, 50 X 70 cm
The Plough, 2007, 5,20 min loop, Installation view, video projection, drawing/photocollage, lambda c - type prints on dibond. Kuenstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
The Plough 2007, 20 min (loop), wallpaintings 240 m x 180 cm, 170 cm x 80 cm. Installation view AK 28, Stockholm
The Plough 2007, 20 min (loop), wallpaintings 240 m x 180 cm, 170 cm x 80 cm. Installation view AK 28, Stockholm
The Plough 2007, 20 min (loop), wallpaintings 240 m x 180 cm, 170 cm x 80 cm. Installation view AK 28, Stockholm
The Plough 2007. Wallpaintings, (views from Malecon in Havanna) 240 m x 180 cm, 170 cm x 80 cm. Installation view AK 28, Stockholm
The Plough 2007. Wallpaintings, (views from Malecon in Havanna) 240 m x 180 cm, 170 cm x 80 cm. Installation view AK 28, Stockholm
The Plough 2007. Wallpaintings, (views from Malecon in Havanna) 240 m x 180 cm, 170 cm x 80 cm. Installation view AK 28, Stockholm
The Plough 2007. Wallpaintings, (views from Malecon in Havanna) 240 m x 180 cm, 170 cm x 80 cm. Installation view AK 28, Stockholm
The Plough 2007. Wallpaintings, (views from Malecon in Havanna) 240 m x 180 cm, 170 cm x 80 cm. Installation view AK 28, Stockholm
“Gegen Den Strich - Experimentierfeld Zeichnung” 2008. The Plough DVD dur 5,20 min, drawing /photo collage, lambda c-type prints on dibond, 70 cm x 50 cm, 90 cm x 50 cm, 100 cm x 50 cm. Bielefelder Kunstverein, Bielefelder, Germany
“Gegen Den Strich - Experimentierfeld Zeichnung” 2008. The Plough DVD dur 5,20 min, drawing /photo collage, lambda c-type prints on dibond, 70 cm x 50 cm, 90 cm x 50 cm, 100 cm x 50 cm. Bielefelder Kunstverein, Bielefelder, Germany
The Plough 2007, DVD, 5,20 min, loop, video stills, partly filmed and partly animated video with footage from Havanna, Cuba.
The Plough 2007, DVD, 5,20 min, loop, video stills, partly filmed and partly animated video with footage from Havanna, Cuba.
The Plough 2007, DVD, 5,20 min, loop, video stills, partly filmed and partly animated video with footage from Havanna, Cuba.
The Plough 2007, DVD, 5,20 min, loop, video stills, partly filmed and partly animated video with footage from Havanna, Cuba.
The Plough, Tres Palacios, Malecón 2007, drawing/photo collage, lambda c - type prints on dibond, 50 cm x 70 cm, 50 cm x 90 cm, 50 cm x 100 cm. Kuenstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
The Plough, Tres Palacios, Malecón...
The Plough (Malecon), 2007, drawing/photo collage, lambda c - type prints on dibond, 50 X 100 cm
The Plough (Malecon), 2007, drawing...
The Plough, (Tres Palacios), 2007, drawing/photo collage, lambda c - type prints on dibond, 50 X 70 cm
The Plough, (Tres Palacios), 2007, ...
The Plough, (Tres Palacios), 2007, drawing/photo collage, lambda c - type prints on dibond, 50 X 70 cm
The Plough, (Tres Palacios), 2007, ...
The Plough, 2007, 5,20 min loop, Installation view, video projection, drawing/photocollage, lambda c - type prints on dibond. Kuenstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
The Plough, 2007, 5,20 min loop, In...
The Plough 2007, 20 min (loop), wallpaintings 240 m x 180 cm, 170 cm x 80 cm. Installation view AK 28, Stockholm
The Plough 2007, 20 min (loop), wal...
The Plough 2007, 20 min (loop), wallpaintings 240 m x 180 cm, 170 cm x 80 cm. Installation view AK 28, Stockholm
The Plough 2007, 20 min (loop), wal...
The Plough 2007, 20 min (loop), wallpaintings 240 m x 180 cm, 170 cm x 80 cm. Installation view AK 28, Stockholm
The Plough 2007, 20 min (loop), wal...
The Plough 2007. Wallpaintings, (views from Malecon in Havanna) 240 m x 180 cm, 170 cm x 80 cm. Installation view AK 28, Stockholm
The Plough 2007. Wallpaintings, (v...
The Plough 2007. Wallpaintings, (views from Malecon in Havanna) 240 m x 180 cm, 170 cm x 80 cm. Installation view AK 28, Stockholm
The Plough 2007. Wallpaintings, (v...
The Plough 2007. Wallpaintings, (views from Malecon in Havanna) 240 m x 180 cm, 170 cm x 80 cm. Installation view AK 28, Stockholm
The Plough 2007. Wallpaintings, (v...
The Plough 2007. Wallpaintings, (views from Malecon in Havanna) 240 m x 180 cm, 170 cm x 80 cm. Installation view AK 28, Stockholm
The Plough 2007. Wallpaintings, (v...
The Plough 2007. Wallpaintings, (views from Malecon in Havanna) 240 m x 180 cm, 170 cm x 80 cm. Installation view AK 28, Stockholm
The Plough 2007. Wallpaintings, (v...
“Gegen Den Strich - Experimentierfeld Zeichnung” 2008. The Plough DVD dur 5,20 min, drawing /photo collage, lambda c-type prints on dibond, 70 cm x 50 cm, 90 cm x 50 cm, 100 cm x 50 cm. Bielefelder Kunstverein, Bielefelder, Germany
“Gegen Den Strich - Experimentier...
“Gegen Den Strich - Experimentierfeld Zeichnung” 2008. The Plough DVD dur 5,20 min, drawing /photo collage, lambda c-type prints on dibond, 70 cm x 50 cm, 90 cm x 50 cm, 100 cm x 50 cm. Bielefelder Kunstverein, Bielefelder, Germany
“Gegen Den Strich - Experimentier...
The Plough 2007, DVD, 5,20 min, loop, video stills, partly filmed and partly animated video with footage from Havanna, Cuba.
The Plough 2007, DVD, 5,20 min, loo...
The Plough 2007, DVD, 5,20 min, loop, video stills, partly filmed and partly animated video with footage from Havanna, Cuba.
The Plough 2007, DVD, 5,20 min, loo...
The Plough 2007, DVD, 5,20 min, loop, video stills, partly filmed and partly animated video with footage from Havanna, Cuba.
The Plough 2007, DVD, 5,20 min, loo...
The Plough 2007, DVD, 5,20 min, loop, video stills, partly filmed and partly animated video with footage from Havanna, Cuba.
The Plough 2007, DVD, 5,20 min, loo...
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The title “The Plough” comes from the political fight song “El Arado”, composed by the Chilean poet and musician Victor Jara (1932 – 1973).  Before the president campaign in 1970 Jara was engaged in the campaign of Unidad Popular and it’s candidate, the socialist Salvador Allende. During the military coup on the 11th September 1973, Jara became as a well known member of the communist party arrested. Victor Jara was murdered in 1973, five days after the overthrow of  Salvador Allendes government by Augusto Pinochets military junt.

The video work “The Plough” consists of  filmed street views and animated sequences from Havanna in spring 2007. Along with the images of a worn out country, as for many of us symbolizes a failed utopian experiment, we hear the song “Plogen”, the Swedish singer song writer Cornelis Wreeswijks interpretation of  “El Arado” from 1977. Here the song is sang by Erla Haraldsdóttir and arranged by the Swedish composer Erik Bünger.

The handheld camera and the thoughtful interpretation of the melancholy fight song gives a perception of events that once up on a time provoked a whole world to loathing and which now is falling into oblivion. This is reinforced by transitions of filmed material into animated drawings.