Filmed in Anafi, Greece 2013 during a summit with a group of international artists, curators, writers, dancers, choreographers and musicians, all responding to the idea of “Arcadia”. “Arcadia” could be defined as a real or imaginary place offering peace and simplicity, a momentary liberation from the need for possessions, in the present condition and time of financial and national crisis of Greece. Something that could come out of community, togetherness, sun, sea, beautiful nature, fewer possibilities, simple living, love, humane routine, and states of laughter, trance or intoxication.
Annika Larsson― Artist
In her films and videos, Annika Larsson explores relationships of power between subjects that allude to greater social themes such as economics and gender. Using a filmmaking style that favors close-ups, Larsson creates elliptical non-narrative documents of simple acts and gestures. The artist builds her themes subtly, hinting at interpersonal power dynamics without dictating her position, often featuring animals and men in business suits. “The hypnotic beauty of Ms. Larsson’s images never falters, and their ambiguities never resolve,” writes art critic Roberta Smith. “This may be how she manages to make both the allure and ugliness of power unambiguously clear.”