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Johanna lecklin
Paljon on iloakin
experimenteller Videofilm | dv, 16mm | Farbe | 10'0'' | Finnland | 2005
The script in "There is a Lot of Joy, too" is based on discussions with a young boy who has Asperger's syndrome. The script became a fictive dialogue between a boy and his mother. They never meet on the screen, but are shown in their own rooms next to each other. The boy talks about his dreams and the mother recounts how it is to live with a child who is different.
Johanna Lecklin is currently completing a PhD at the Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki, Finland. Her subject is Narrativity, Documentary, and Performativity in Video Art; it is closely related to her own artistic practices. Her background includes an Erasmus exchange at Slade School of Fine Art, UCL in London 1998-99 and a MA degree from the Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki in 2003. She has taken part in film and video festivals such as Raindance Film Festival in London, UK in 2006; "bzzz" - Pépinières européennes pour jeunes artistes - 18th Festival International des Programmes Audiovisuels Biarritz in France 2005; and in Kasseler Dokumentarfilm - & Videofest Festival, in Kassel, Germany, 2004. She has had several solo shows in Finland and taken part in group shows in many Finnish museums and abroad. In 2001 she won First Prize of the Artists' Association of Finland.