This first solo show by Maria Bustnes consists of a two-part video documentation of a girl band from Lund, Sweden. The show runs at IBID Projects, London from 12 March to 11 April.
"The Girl Band Project: Chilimango (Paint It Black)" (2001) stages a prepubescent girl band from Lund, Sweden to look at the state of feminism within a particular social reality.
The two part video work refers to the history of rock and performitivity to reflect upon female entrance on a male dominated field. What are the conditions that make the girls activities possible and how have the band achieved so impressing results in such early age? The project questions reconstruction of cultural heritage from a feminist perspective.
Maria Bustnes was born in Norway in 1976, she works and lives in Oslo. She exhibited in Rooseum Museum, Malmo and 10th Biennial of Moving Images , Geneva in 2003. This year Maria Bustnes is attending the International Studio Programme, Office for Contemporary Art, Norway, and is currently participating in the 3rd Berlin biennial.
The exhibition is generously supported by The Norwegian Embassy.
For further information please contact Vita Zaman on +44 (0) 20 8983 4355
Maria Bustnes : 'The Girl Band Project: Chilimango (Paint It Black)' two-part video installation
The Girlband Projects, part I
‘Chilimango: Paint it Black’, 2001
DVD , 2 min 30 sec
The Girlband Projects, part II
DVD, 12 min
12 March - 11 April 2004 (private view 11 March)
Wednesday - Sunday, 12 - 6pm
Preview : Thursday 11 March 6.30 - 8.30pm
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