Friday, 19 December 2008, 24:00 | midnight

#2: Annika Larsson & Samuel Nyholm

Annika Larsson and Samuel Nyholm celebrate together with their cast and crew the premiere of

Scenografi, 2008, 65:00 min

Scenografi, shot in Berlin, partly on 16mm, follows the construction of a set design in wood, inspired by the typical kind of rudimentary cartoons you find in the marigin of newspapers or cross word magazines. Along with the construction and deconstruction, the Scenografi of wood becomes an arena for performances, dinners, friendly meetings, arguments, tears, nudity and general decadence, including interference from invited and uninvited guests such as: Tobias Bernstrup, Saralunden, SNOWP, Körner Union, Michael Portnoy and the Sect of Wood.

Annika Larsson (b. 1972 in Stockholm, Sweden) lives and works in Berlin. She is a pioneer within the field of digital video art and has since the early 2000’s created internationally acclaimed works that have become seminal within its genre. Her work examines the entangled relationship between power, knowledge, embodiment, affect and visuality within our digital and physical worlds. Engaged with the potential of (human and non-human) queer performativity, she is interested in gestures, rituals and actions, as well as patterns of behaviour that obscure or challenge power structures.

Annika Larsson’s photo-, video- and computer-based works, installations, and performances have regularly been exhibited in international solo and group exhibitions at institutions such as Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel; Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nürnberg; ICA – Institute of Contemporary Art, London; Fundacion la Caixa, Barcelona; S.M.A.K., Ghent; Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Roma (MACRO), Rome; Velan Center, Turin; Le Magasin, Grenoble; Fridericianum, Kassel; La Fabrica, Madrid; Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Bogotá; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey, Mexico and 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan. She has also participated in several biennials and festivals, such as 49th Biennale of Venice and Forum Expanded – 61st Berlin International Film Festival, and has been awarded numerous stipends and awards for her work.

Annika Larsson’s web site:

Samuel Nyholm
is graphic designer and illustrator. He has been Professor of Illustration at the HfK Bremen since 2012. Previously he taught graphic design at the Ecole cantonale d’art de Lausanne (ECAL). After studying at Konstfack in Stockholm, he was a founding member of the graphic design collective Reala. Since 2007 he has been working as an illustrator and cartoonist under the name SANY. His work has been exhibited by: Skulptur Projekte Münster, MOMA PS1 New York, Design Museum London and others. His clients include Die Zeit, Vitra, Credit Suisse, IKEA, Arket and Bloomberg Business Week among others.

Samuel Nyholm’s web site: