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SE-LVP-ORT-R-ÆT (selfportrait). DVCam, 25 mins. 2007

this video takes the classical artistic discipline of the self portrait and transforms it into a new medium, the documentary video. the artist appears in all roles as protagonist, director and "auteur" simultaneously. this mirror cabinet of gazes is the context in which the story develops - and conveys a nightmarish and yet realistic psychological portrait of a person under great pressure. the film presents a funny, pathetic, shocking and touchingly honest artistic self portrait in a totally new way.

the video was part of the exhibition "SE-LVP-ORT-R-ÆT" (selfportait)
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