JOHANNA LECKLIN
Hitwoman
8.8.2009 – 30.8.2009

General view of the exhibition, 2009

 JOHANNA LECKLIN

Is this the female existence? Pleasure-seeking, high-achieving, self-flagellating, letting loose.

This four-film series, shot on cine film consists of four projections titled the Hedonist, the Jumper, Beater-Beaten and Stitches. Each shows a woman engaging herself in an odd and pointless activity; hitting herself on the chin, dangling a bunch of grapes above her head without eating them, sewing her lips shut and pogoing wildly. Self-punishment, self-censorship, the denial of pleasure and the compulsion to achieve - these are all too familiar female traits. And yet they are here balanced by an ecstatic sense of freedom and all-pervading sense of humour. The video series is complemented by photographs exploring similar themes.

The impetus for the series came from the theme given to Human trace, a collective exhibition staged at the Oulu City Art Museum in 2009, curated by art historian Juha-Heikki Tihinen. The idea was to create a piece that would reference one of the collections at the museum. I selected several pieces dating back to the early decades of the 20th century. A common thread running through them is that they all show people on the go, in motion, engaged in an activity.

Johanna Lecklin

 

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lecklin/2009/JOHANNA-LECKLIN-VALOKUVA-BEATER-BEATEN-2009

Beater - Beaten, 2009
C-print on aluminium
100 x 78 cm
edition 5

lecklin/2009/JOHANNA-LECKLIN-VALOKUVA-STICHES-2009

Stiches, 2009
C-print on aluminium
100 x 78 cm
edition 5

lecklin/2009/JOHANNA-LECKLIN-VALOKUVA-THE-HEDONIST-2009

The Hedonist, 2009
C-print on aluminium
100 x 78 cm
edition 5

lecklin/2009/JOHANNA-LECKLIN-VALOKUVA-THE-JUMPER-2009

The Jumper, 2009
C-print on aluminium
100 x 78 cm
edition 5

lecklin/2009/JOHANNA-LECKLIN-VIDEOSTILLI-BEATER-BEATEN-2009

Beater - Beaten, 2009
DVD
1'55
edition 4

lecklin/2009/JOHANNA-LECKLIN-VIDEOSTILLI-STICHES-2009

Stiches, 2009
DVD
7'18
edition 4

lecklin/2009/JOHANNA-LECKLIN-VIDEOSTILLI-THE-HEDONIST-2009

The Hedonist, 2009
DVD
3'19
edition 4

lecklin/2009/JOHANNA-LECKLIN-VIDEOSTILLI-THE-JUMPER-2009

The Jumper, 2009
DVD
2'42
editio 4

lecklin/2009/Rauli_Heino-1272

General view of the exhibition, 2009

lecklin/2009/Rauli_Heino-1284

General view of the exhibition, 2009

 
 
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