This movie is a part of my bachelor exam art project ”Muskler, maskiner och kvinnokroppen, i en spegel av glas” (Muscles, Machines and the Female Body, in a Mirror of Glass).
My main material is glass and in this project I have worked with glassblowing, tecnique and alternative representations of the female body, using glass blowing and my own body as starting points. I have registered my muscles using muscle sensors while blowing the glass objects seen in this movie. I have then used specially written software to convert the sensors’ measurements into three-dimensional shapes which I have then recreated in blown glass. The new objects (the mirrors) manifest the body as actions and the work of muscles. The body shapes the glass and the glass craft shapes the body. We are influenced by how bodies are represented.
This movie communicates my thoughts behind the glass objets in my installation, and together the objects and the movie makes the story complete.
All sound effects, except the music, are recordings from the glass workshop.
A film by: Ammy Olofsson
Shot and Cut: Pär Brännström
Light and sound: Daniel Jakobsson
Equipment: Black Magic Cinema Pocket Camera with Canon Lenses
Graded with Filmconvert Pro
Thanks to: Johan Nilsson, Bengan Widell and Magnus Ahltorp
Filmed at: Konstfack Stockholm