Let the world adore you
After winning the Eurovision song contest held in Brighton in 1974, ABBA became a symbol of Sweden across Europe. As a Swede in the United Kingdom I found that their songs have been kept alive through a number of tribute acts. In this work I want to explore how the tribute artists are making their own individual interpretation of the original and in the pictures representing both the original members and their own individuality. Lingering between performance and reality the artists are not fully them self but not fully the character, or maybe both. The title is a piece from the unpublished song 'Get on the Carousel', referring to a general human strive to be adored and loved by others.
Gaynor Barton • Lisa Brunzell • Sandra Junicic • Mike McCombe • Vicki Painting •