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Karin Keisu & Josse Thuresson
Back to Back (2022)
Four-channel film installation, stereo sound, walls, carpet, benches
64 min loop
4,5x9x2,5 meters

In Swedish institutions such as the Tornedalian workhouses for children and the schools for the Deaf and hard of hearing, MeƤnkieli and Swedish Sign Language were banned through the largest part of the 20th century. In this multi-channel film installation, the artists put their mother tongues in the center, back to back, with the help of the poets Jamila and Amina Ouahid and Tornedalian activist Fanny Eriksson.
Back to Back, installation view, Havet, Konstfack, 2022
Back to Back, installation view, Havet, Konstfack, 2022, 2022
Back to Back, installation view, Havet, Konstfack, 2022, 2022
Back to Back, still image, 2022
Back to Back, still image, 2022
Back to Back, still image, 2022
Back to Back, still image, 2022
Back to Back, still image, 2022
Back to Back, still image, 2022
Back to Back, still image, 2022
Back to Back, still image, 2022
Back to Back, still image, 2022
Back to Back, still image, 2022
Back to Back, still image, 2022
Back to Back, still image, 2022