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Klara Lidén, SE

Video installation at General Staff Building

This installation by Swedish artist Klara Lidén consisted of benches made of cardboard boxes and paper, together with a video on a screen held by a cardboard structure. The video Warm Up: Hermitage State Theater documenteda dance lesson that the artist took part in with the St. Petersburg State Ballet in the Hermitage theater. It showed her trying with difficulty to keep up with the rehearsed choreography of the ballet dancers.