Rut Karin Zettergren

  1. Crippled Dancer:
    We are creating new life, another future. It is no point to look back because the crystals have already broke. The crystal boy with his white face is now dancing like a tornado. The boys die one by one in front of him. The island is so far away from reality, I know I am not allowed to film or even be here. I am hiding my hair, putting on a cap and a hood, walking under an umbrella with my face down.

    The saint on the roof throws the stones in front of the picture of Saint George. He cleans me with leafs that we throw in the water.

    It is five o'clock in the morning when you wake me up. We are going to the ocean with the dancing boys. In the bed next to me sleeps your uncle, his young boyfriend and his daughter. She gave me the medallion with Christ on a cross that looks like a tree, it keeps me safe.

    At the beach we cook a soup of pig head and cassava. We swim, eat wild grapes and drink rum. At night we watch the boys dancing, they get immortal life through the dance. The extreme doses of endorphin and adrenaline that is created in the body while dancing this style makes them stop aging, dance gives birth to celestial life.

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  2. 2011
    Jennifer Rainsford, Lena Bergendahl, Rut Karin Zettergren

    Synpopsis
    A fanatic group of individuals in Kenya have a mission to create an alternative to the existing society by letting the Earth’s magnetic fields run their lives. The film follows their rituals and ceremonies in a society that for a long time has been controlled by China.

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  3. "You ask me why i love Dancehall. Why I make all this pictures of the Queens. What that means, why I dress up and dance? The dance is the one thing that makes me truly happy. It brings stone love. Its like painting a iconography.
    The perfect picture of deicer. To become what you are not. Slackness creates diamonds,
    the shift from dirt to beauty"
    Stone Love is a video collage its about the necessity of dance, the obsession of dancehall and exoticism of foreign cultures as well as it is a love story.

    Director/Author: Rut Karin Zettergren
    
Country of production: Cuba, USA and Sweden
    Duration: 12:03 min
    Year of production: 2010
    Format: HDV

    Webb: http://www.rutkarinzettergren.se

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  4. 2007

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  5. Jemima walked all the way to Bungoma from Nairobi just to see Aron. Aron loves Jemima but he is not good enought for ehr parents. Elcana, Jemimas brotehr has done everythin he can to keep them apart as he is convinsed that its not tru love but that Aron has given Jemima a love portion.

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Rut Karin Zettergren

Rut Karin Zettergren

Rut Karin was born at the west coast of sweden in 1984. Se holds a master of fine art from The Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm and have studied art at Makere University in Kampala and at ISA, university for fine Art in Havana. She is based in stockholm…


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Rut Karin was born at the west coast of sweden in 1984. Se holds a master of fine art from The Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm and have studied art at Makere University in Kampala and at ISA, university for fine Art in Havana. She is based in stockholm and works with video art and short films. Her latest work is about subcultures in exotic countries and circulates around dance and futuristic ideas on how to change the world. Fiction mixed with documentary in grand visions and dreams of utopia and the prophecies of the end of the world. She strives to make the invisible visible. Ruth Karin has carried out a number of longer video projects both self and in group in order to create alternative images of the present and visions of the future. She has previously made films in Uganda, Cuba and Kenya, and refuses to reconcile herself with a conventional (Western) idea of where the center of culture is located.
During the last years she has shownd work in Sweden, Cuba, Norway, Holland, Japan, Kenya and Itally.
http://www.rutkarinzettergren.se

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