Annika Eriksson


Annika Eriksson’s exhibition here in 1996 comprised a single film projection, Stockholm Postmen’s Orchestra. Footage showed an amateur band playing away merrily, the musicians all postal workers who had assembled in the gallery at the artist’s request to play just as they normally would after working hours. The point at which Eriksson’s own work crossed with the postal workers’ instrumental enterprise was located in the fact that, in accordance with her wishes, the orchestra performed a current pop hit, Portishead’s “Sour Times”—presumably a departure from their regular repertoire.

Eriksson’s most recent exhibition, The Construction, 2000, gave the impression, at first, that the artist couldn’t quire get everything ready in time for the opening. Cluttered to the bursting point with a skeletal timber construction, a building project made of rough, untreated planks and chipboard, the

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