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Trickster (2005)


By Andrea Sunder-Plassmann and Trond Lossius.

The trickster is an important archetype in the history of man who rebels against authority, pokes fun at the serious…He exists to question & not accept things blindly…We seem most accessible to the gifts of the Trickster when we ourselves are at or near boundaries or are experiencing transition. As an archetype, the Trickster, the boundary dweller, finds expression through human imagination and experience

The protagonists are young women at the age of 8-16, who are in transition and need to their individual definition of the world and themselves, their own space and existence. They seem to live in another reality, beyond that of parents and teachers. Many of these girls have idols, figures onto which they project their fantasies. With the help of a makeup artist they will be transformed into their dream figure to be photographed with a stereo camera. The photographs are printed life size to be seen with stereo glasses.


Anaglyphical stereophotography, digital print, sound, 90 × 110 cm.

Idea, concept and images by Andrea Sunder-Plassmann, binaural sound for headphone listening by Trond Lossius. Trickster was presented as part of the touring exhibition Vestlandsutstillingen 2005.














Photos are ©Andrea Sunder-Plassmann. All rights reserved. Sound is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Norway License.