The Atheists

  • Lust, pencil and charcoal on paper, 2006 -2007

    Lust, pencil and charcoal on paper, 2006 -2007

  • Shall We Run Away One Day? pencil and charcoal on paper, 2006 -2007

    Shall We Run Away One Day? pencil and charcoal on paper, 2006 -2007

  • Turning Fifteen, pencil and charcoal on paper, 2006 -2007

    Turning Fifteen, pencil and charcoal on paper, 2006 -2007

  • One Day, pencil and charcoal on paper, 2006 -2007

  • She Fucks Boys When She is Fifteen, pencil and charcoal on paper, 2006 -2007

  • So Far Away, pencil and charcoal on paper, 2006 -2007

  • The Decision, pencil and charcoal on paper, 2006 -2007

  • The Escape, pencil and charcoal on paper, 2006 -2007

  • The First Time, pencil and charcoal on paper, 2006 -2007

  • The Insight, pencil and charcoal on paper, 2006 -2007

  • Village Belief, pencil and charcoal on paper, 2006 -2007

  • When You Were Young, pencil and charcoal on paper, 2006 -2007

In her collection of work The Atheists exhibited at the opening of Bergsjöns Kulturenhet, 2006 Filipsson narrates a visual semi-autobiographical story about an adolescent boy and a girl who are not allowed to be together because of their cultural difference that antagonise the young man’s parents. The teenage couple move through a bleak suburban landscape, with concrete blocks protruding in untamed yet littered woodland, trying to emancipate their forbidden relationship and find a life together elsewhere. The scenes are set in a typical, multicultural Swedish community in the outskirts of a large city. It is a modern day fairy tale inspired by Ingmar Bergman’s film The Summer with Monika as well as the works of William Shakespeare and Karin Boye.

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