VIDEO, 20 MIN, 2008.
Katarina Ana Nervosa tells of Catherine Benincasa (Catherine of Siena), a fourteenth century saint who refrained from food, and Ana, a fictional present-day anorexic. The video consists of multi-layered spoken and sung vocals, still historical images, and still and moving images from present-day Siena in Italy, as well as Umeå in Sweden. Through a juxtaposition and interweaving of the narratives, the video seeks to present an analogy, while questioning the possibility of that analogy, and simultaneously broadening the anorexia-debate. The script is bilingual (English and Swedish), telling somewhat skewed versions of the stories.