An installation depicting one of the parties that took place a hundred years ago in the building – present-day Vikingsberg Konstmuseum in Helsingborg. At the time the house was a private residence for a family with several daughters and a son. The parents arranged functions with the intention of providing their daughters with an opportunity to find a suitable young man to marry. The drawing-room in the middle has been turned into a hall of mirrors, illuminated by a blazing, white, electric light, and resounding with specially composed silent movie music. In the hall of mirrors, there are dogs – sculptures in faux-fur – with men’s names, tied up with ropes. Some, however, have managed to escape into the nearby, dusky rooms. The dogs represent the young men who were invited to the parties. They were probably shy and also perhaps in love or jealous.
The installation was exhibited at Vikingsbergs Konstmuseum, Helsingborg, (2001).
Music: Edvard von Past
Technique and dimensions, the dogs: faux-fur, mixed media, height approx. 40 cm
Photo: Maria Ramström, Sven Olof Larsén, Ebba Matz