Niklas Rydén samarbetade med konstnären Magdalena Dziurlikowska i arbetet med hennes filmer. Secret Life skapades för Åbo-biennalen 2011 och filmades hösten 2010 på det museum, Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, där biennalen visas.
”In the video My Secret Life I play two parts. The character in the red dress is self-confident and happy. The character in the blue dress, on the other hand, hasn’t found her place in life. These red and blue personas are like sisters, or even two sides of one person. These two characters live close to each other, crossing each other’s paths, spying on each other, or invisible to one another.
It is a thin line between being successful and having an ordinary life. Your life may take unexpected routes, randomly. It can be difficult to be true to oneself and lead a life you want to lead.” Magdalena Dziurlikowska
Magdalena Dziurlikowska in collaboration with Niklas Rydén, 2011, 14 min.
Executed: Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova in Åbo, Finland.
Exhibited: Turku Biennial, Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. National Centre for Contemporary Arts Moscow.
Collections: Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.
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