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Katja Bjørn

Canned Mermaid 2009

Tree video sculptures featuring water. Diameter 87 cm, height 100 cm, video loop 8 min, sound, oil drum, monitor, loudspeakers, video player, three circulator pumps, etc.

Naked women swim back and forth inside closed containers creating associations to caged animals. Circulating water is keeping them alive while drums emit the sounds of machine noise and hearts beating.