THE GREAT GOOD PLACE
Bringing together a number of video scenarios filmed in Istanbul over 2010 and presented in a specifically conceived structure, “The Great Good Place” was a composition of viewpoints portraying a community of stray cats and their life in an inner city park of Istanbul. Each video showing different scenes in the daily life of these formerly domesticated cats contrasted by a video projection featuring their intimate or secret life in the park after nightfall. The notion of place in the title hints at the gaps in the cityscape, gaps that allow alternative pockets of existence and experience to take place.
Over the last two decades, Annika Eriksson has developed a body of work where a critique towards the apparitions of commodity take multiple forms and expressions; mainly through portraying situations that witness the unavoidable presence of institutional and economical powers and class structures. These "great good places" are also the sites where relations are surrounded by conflict and ideology, and it is these public secrets typical of our Neo-liberal age that is exuded in her work along with the notion that the uncanny can be found in the normality of the everyday.