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John skoog
Doc. expérimental | 16mm | noir et blanc | 15'5'' | Suède | 2015
A film that shows locations in California that has "played" other parts of the world in early Hollywood films. By revisiting these old locations, documenting them as they look today and by letting sounds from the old films inhabit them, the films constructs the Californian landscape as a place out of time and place.
John Skoog (born 1985 in Malmö, lives and works in Copenhagen) studied at the Städelschule in Frankfurt. He was awarded the Baloise Art Prize in 2014 and the Ars-Viva prize in 2013. Recent exibitions and screenings include Mad Horizon, Index Contemporary Art Foundation, Stockholm, SE (2016) Värn, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien (MUMOK, 2015), Slow Return, Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main (2015), Shadowland, Pilar Corrias, London (2015),Berlin International Film Festival (2015) and Federsee, Johan Berggren Gallery, Malmö (2013). Skoog is currently the professor of the film class at the Art Academy in Mainz.