Universes in Universe - Worlds of Art

1st Singapore Biennale
4 September - 12 November 2006

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Johanna Billing




Magical World. 2005
Video installation, 6:12 mins

The video shows children rehearsing the song "Magical World" (Rotary Connection, 1968) in a shabby cultural center of Dubrava, a suburb of Zagreb, Croatia. The kids' struggle with the English language and pronunciation matches the lyrics' meaning. It is additionally a metaphor for the country's problems in positioning itself within the global world and the eastward expansion of the European Union. .

© Still: Johanna Billing


* 1973 Jönköping, Sweden. Lives in Stockholm, Sweden.


Singapore / 2006 / Biennale Tour / Tanglin Camp