IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER

IN THE  EYE OF THE BEHOLDER by Lena Mattsson

Video installations view from Lena Mattsson solo exhibition at Moderna Museet Malmö 2014.
 Bo Cavefors talks about the Red Army Fraction "RAF" and his life and way of living.
(A short documentary film from the synchronized video triptych) "In the Eye of the Beholder"
by Lena Mattsson, Actors: Bo Cavefors and Ola Åstrand, Music: by Conny C-A Malmqvist.


Copyright Lena Mattsson, Moderna Museet Malmö. 2015

I betraktarens öga - om Lena Mattssons videokonst av Lars Gustaf Andersson.

Film magasinet WALDEN 2015

 I betraktarens öga - om Lena Mattssons videokonst

av Lars Gustaf Andersson.


Lars Gustaf Andersson är poet, författare och professor i
Filmvetenskap Språk- och litteraturcentrum, Lunds universitet.







"The Unspeakable" Video installation view from Ystads Konstmuseum 2015. 
  Copyright: Lena Mattsson


Welcome to Ystads Konstmuseum, Sweden, February 2015 7-3 May 2015 "Varning för känsliga människor "

Censorship: To Eat Or Be Eaten





 Sculptures: by Lena Mattsson, plaster and acrylic paint 
  Copyright: Lena Mattsson

"The Unspeakable" Ystads konstmuseum







                                     Video installation view from Ystads Konstmuseum 2015. 
  Copyright: Lena Mattsson


The Unspeakable is a video installation considering questions about the family and potential misfortunes
luring beneath the happy surface.
Family happiness might change quick as a summer wind and maybe life and death walk hand in hand in an eternal circuit where all living has a meaning and even the dead  help us in our wrestling with important existential questions.
This video installation is dedicated to the memory of the most beautiful white lily I’ve ever seen.

You `came to us, bringing a hope of light, and left us with the hardest questions ever posed to us.
You`ll always remain in our thoughts as a pretty flower which live for a short summer to shine bright and clear in the garden of life.


Special thanks to: Konstnärsnämnden/The Swedish Arts Grants Committee

Music: Andi Almqvist
Ola Åstrand ,Varbergs Konsthall, Ystads konstmuseum




Welcome to Ystads Konstmuseum, Sweden, February 2015 7-3 May 2015 "Varning för känsliga människor" 

I betraktarens öga - om Lena Mattssons videokonst av Lars Gustaf Andersson



"The Unspeakable" Varbergs Konsthall





                                       

      Welcome to a video installation The Unspeakable by Lena Mattsson.
Music: Andi Almqvist
     Varbergs Konsthall, "Varning för känsliga människor" Sweden
11 october 2014 - 11 january 2015
  Copyright: Lena Mattsson

In the Eye of The Beholder, Moderna Museet Malmö, Sweden 2014











     
Welcome to a video installation "In The Eye Of The Beholder" 
about the man, the myth and the human being Bo Cavefors
 by Lena Mattsson. Actors: Bo Cavefors and Ola Åstrand, 
Music by Conny C-A Malmqvist
Moderna Museet Malmö, Sweden, 18 January 2014 - 16 March 2014
   Curator: John Peter Nilsson

Copyright photo and installation
Lena Mattsson 

In The Eye of The Beholder


     
Welcome to a video installation about the man, the myth and the human being Bo Cavefors by Lena Mattsson.
 Moderna Museet Malmö, Sweden, 18 January 2014 - 16 March 2014

In The Eye Of The Beholder












"In The Eye Of The Beholder" 
By Lena Mattsson,Video stills, film 1-2 
Actors: Bo Cavefors and Ola Åstrand, Music by Conny C-A Malmqvist

Opening, Moderna Museet Malmö, Sweden 
18 January 2014 -16 March 2014 
Curator: John Peter Nilsson

Copyright: Lena Mattsson


Film magasinet WALDEN 2015
Läs I betraktarens öga - om Lena Mattssons videokonst
Lysande dokumentär om Bo Cavefors, Tidningen Kulturen Text: Bertil Falk, Film- Filmkritik
http://tidningenkulturen.se/artiklar/film/filmkritik/16651-film-lena-mattson-in-the-eye-of-the-beholder

"Legenden Cavefors är avmystifierad", Kultur KvP-Expressen
Recension av filmvetaren och poeten Lars Gustav Andersson,
universitetslektor och docent vid Lunds universitet!
Legenden Cavefors är avmystifierad | Kultur KvP - Expressen

”Hedonistisk rytm passar utmärkt i altaret” Sydsvenskan Kultur, Text: Thomas Millroth 
http://www.sydsvenskan.se/kultur--nojen/hedonistisk-rytm-passar-utmarkt-i-altaret/

Superb dokumentär med Bo Cavefors, Text: Zen Zat (Bertil Falk)
 http://zenzat.wordpress.com/2014/01/18/superb-dokumentar-med-bo-cavefors/

Sydsvenskan Kultur 15 januari 2014. Text: Emma THÖRNKVIST 
http://www.sydsvenskan.se/kultur--nojen/hon-bygger-bo-pa-moderna/

Kunstkritikk "Vårsonaten - Sverige", av Frans Josef Petersson
http://www.kunstkritikk.se/kommentar/varsonaten-sverige/?d=se

http://www.kunstkritikk.no/artikler/spring-sonata-sweden/



Malmö 18 January 2014 - 16 March 2014

In The Eye Of The Beholder


  




 Video installation view Borås Konstmuseum 2013
 "I want to hold your hand", Curator Ola Åstrand.
 A video installation about the famous literature publisher Bo Cavefors
Actors: Bo Cavefors and Ola Åstrand, Music by Conny C-A Malmqvist
    Copyright: Lena Mattsson
 Kulturnytt special Borås Konstmuseum 9 maj 2013.

In The Eye Of The Beholder


                               






                                Video installation view Borås Konstmuseum 2013
                                  "I want to hold your hand", Curator Ola Åstrand
            A video installation about the famous literature publisher Bo Cavefors
            Actors: Bo Cavefors and Ola Åstrand, Music by Conny C-A Malmqvist
                                                      Copyright: Lena Mattsson

A Small Fairytale

A Small Fairytale by Lena Mattsson, Solo exhibition at Malmö Konsthall, Sweden 2001-2002 Installation views from "A Window with a Brilliant Wiew", "Mother's Milk", "Anyone Breaks Fast", "Private Collection","Fort","The End of the Beginning". Music Conny C-A Malmqvist. Copyrigt Lena Mattsson.

A Crack in Time # 3




Video stills by Lena Mattsson
Copyright photo
Lena Mattsson

A Crack in Time # 2




Video stills by Lena Mattsson
Music by Conny C-A Malmqvist
Copyright photo
Lena Mattsson


Portobello Film Festival London 2013


     GRAND OPENING CEREMONY/ FILMS & FUN  "A Crack in Time" by Lena Mattsson

Tuesday 29 August 6pm-10.30pm, Portobello Film Festival London, 
Portobello Pop up Cinema, 3 ACLAM ROAD W10 5TY.

A Crack in Time # 1




Video stills by Lena Mattsson
Copyright photo
 Lena Mattsson

The pen as a weapon




The pen as a weapon a performance by Anna Wessman, Eva Karlsson and Lena Mattsson
at Göteborg Book Fair 2011

seven sonnets (The Door # 2)



seven sonnets by Thomas Hultcranz with Thomas Ingre.
Video installation The Door # 2 by Lena Mattsson
Copyright photo
Lena Mattsson and Anna Wessman 2011

The Door



"The Door" film trailer by Lena Mattsson
Upcoming documentary about the actor and dancer Thomas Hultcrantz.
Music by Conny C-A Malmqvist.

The Door






Video stills by Lena Mattsson
Copyright photo
Lena Mattsson

Breakfast for Everybody by Lena Mattsson

Video still from Breakfast for Everybody by Lena Mattsson

Malmö konstmuseum gästar Hovdala Slott

Konstnärerna

Benny Dröschers (Danmark), Kristine Roepstorffs (Danmark), Jukka Vikberg (Finland), Elisabeth Westerlund Sverige), Carl Boutards (Sverige, Barbro Bäckström (Sverige), Dan Wolgers (Sverige), Kimmo Schroderus (Finland), Lena Mattsson (Sverige).
Vad? Kollage, skulpturer, installationer och videokonst från samtida nordiska konstnärer.
Var? Stora stallets vind, Hovdala slott
När? Lördag den 14 maj till och med den 28 augusti.

Ikon Målaren "Icon Painter"


Film Trailer: by Lena Mattsson and Eva Karlsson.

A Crack in Time

Photo by Lena Mattsson, 2011
Copyright photo
Lena Mattsson
Photo by Lena Mattsson, 2011
Copyright photo
Lena Mattsson
Photo by Lena Mattsson and Anna Wessman, 2011
Copyright photo
Lena Mattsson and Anna Wessman