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Johan Wik, Sever Ninjas

In his video work Seven Ninjas Wik uses completely analog special effects inspired by Japanese Kuroko 黒子. In collaboration with seven dancers he has developed a choreography of violence in which a group of young female characters, each armed with a samurai sword, machetes, guns and hammers, chop one another’s heads and arms off. Their bodies and body parts fly through the air in a faked slow motion, supported by black-clad ninjas against a black background as in a puppet theater.

Johan Wik holds an MFA from the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm. His previous works have been shown at both Fotografiska Museet and Moderna Museet in Stockholm.

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