Johanna Lecklin works in the field of video, film and photography and she has expanded her practice towards live art recently. She is experimenting with a fragmented use of narrative, with voice-over, with multiple projections and with a combination of different materials such as Super 8, 16 mm film and digital video in her videos and moving image installations. She also makes interviews; video portraits of people. These works are on the border of documentary and fiction. Some of her works can be seen as filmed performances, where the performer is commanded by a voice-over coming from an invisible source. Especially her early works have a feministic approach and deal with power relations. Her Story Café project is exploring communities on both local and global level. She collects people's stories and shows stories that she has recoded in previous countries. Her work deals with similarities and differences in culture. She offers people a space for free, where they can come and spend time, tell stories, listen to other storytellers and look at short films based on the recorded stories.
City States is a new collaboration between Novas Scarman Contemporary Urban Centre Liverpool and Liverpool Biennial for the 2010 Biennial festival.
City States is an exhibition of art focused on life in cities around the world. The greatest challenges faced by humanity are in the cities, where the majority of the population now lives. City-to-city learning is the quickest and most effective way of addressing these challenges. City States consists of a cluster of six international exhibitions, initiated and wholly supported by embassies, foreign governments, international agencies or galleries, that explore the cultural dynamics between cities and states.
Opening times: Tuesday-Saturday 11am-6pm, Sunday 11am-4pm
18.9.2010 0:00 - 28.11.2010 0:00
Contemporary Urban Centre, 41-51 Greenland Street, Liverpool L1 T 0151 7083529