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Music Box
  • Artist Jonas Dahlberg (Swedish, *1970)
  • TitleMusic Box
  • Dating 2015
  • Technique/MaterialSingle channel installation, HD video, sound
  • Edition1/5 + 2 AP
  • AcquisitionPurchase, 2016
  • Categoryvideo art
  • Inventory NumberGKM 2016-015
  • Rights and ReproductionJonas Dahlberg/BUS 2016©
  • Display StatusNot shown in the museum
Description
Signatures etc.
Exhibition History
Jonas Dahlberg is famous for monumental public works, such as the suggestion for a memorial over the victims of the Utöya massacre in Norway and the rotating sculpture The Mirror at Arenatorget in Stockholm.

With film as a medium, Dahlberg often works with staged environments in the form of meticulously crafted models. However, in Music Box, the room is the interior of a musical box that once was a gift to Dahlberg’s mother from her father. In the film, the musical box resembles a kind of anonymous industrial machinery, but at the same time it holds a personal history.