Critical Writing Index

Pelle Wichmann Northern Exposure

by Anna Maris

Coil, 1998, no. 6

Baderskor (Bathers) is the title of the latest installation by Swedish photographic artist Pelle Wichmann. The work is designed for outdoor screening onto flowing material above ground or water, and is accompanied by music written by the noted Swedish composer Lars-Eke Franke-Blom.

The installation is the extension of an intriguing collection of underwater photographs taken by Wichmann, depicting large, Rubenesesque, naked women floating in a clear water. The content is explained by his fascination with "the human form" and not the female body as a sex object. Women are shown headless, therefore, without individual identity.

ITEM 1998.077 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

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