The woman in the portrait is surprised to discover that she is being watched. At first flattered, she wants to impress the viewer but loses herself in the process. She suddenly realizes that she is totally out of sync with her mirrored image and being watched becomes uncomfortable and difficult to relate to. “Her Self”, a framed 13 minute art film with motion sensor, is about the complexity of being seen or watched, self images, getting stuck in self-made roles and the subtle choices we make to stay within our frame. It is the first film of a planned series of contemporary portraits and has previously been shown at Cannes International Film Festival Short Film Corner 2016, New York Fashion Week 2016 and at the Berlinale, Berlin International Film Festival 2017. From a stylistic point of view, we can sense Roy Andersson’s later work, as “Her Self” has been filmed by Jesper Klevenås, cinematographer behind “ Songs From the Second Floor“. The conversations promise to be extremely interesting, as the film touches upon the complexity of being seen or watched, self images, getting stuck in self-made roles and the subtle choices we make to stay within our frame. “Her Self” is a part of Galleri Duerr’s efforts to highlight contemporary issues across generations in private and public spaces. This partnership is the fifth collaboration between Galleri Duerr and Lydmar lifting female role models in art. “Her Self” is in a 13 minute loop with motion sensor and is available in a limited edition, represented by Galleri Duerr on Artsy – an online resource for art collecting and education. Maud Karlsson, Performance Maud Karlsson | Judy Lieff, Concept Martin Lima de Faria | Judy Lieff, Directors Jesper Klevenås, Director of Photography Fredrik Borg, Art Director | VFX | Post Production Coste Apetrea Music Felix Aneer, Sound, Mix MaudsArt, Producer “Her Self - a portrait” was made with support from The Swedish Arts Grants Committee and Uppsala Kommun Kulturnämnden. Limited Edition. For sales, rentals, or collaborations, please contact Deborah Duerr firstname.lastname@example.org, tel 070-307 34 32
Maud Karlsson. After a long career in Sweden and 11 years in New York, Maud has expanded her repertoire as a dancer to include visual and video art. With a solid base in dance coupled with a genuine love of expression itself, Maud designs choreographies, often combined with acting, text, film, visual arts, sculpture and voice compositions, producing works for public performance as well as commissioned exhibitions. After completing her studies at the Ballet Academy of Stockholm, she has performed with national and international dance companies, in movies, at biennials, art exhibitions and conferences. Martin Lima de Faria. Upon graduation from The National Danish Film School with the award winning film “Brainstorm”, Martin’s work often deals with existential issues. He has since worked with Ingmar Bergman and has directed several films, among them “Heartbeat” with Alexander Skarsgard, awarded at Cannes Film Festival and “Little Love”, shown at Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner. Working with, among others, Liv Ullmann and Anna Odell on “The Reunion”, Martin deepened his portraits of women in the acclaimed “In the Head of a Mother”. Martin has even had several art photo exhibitions in Tokyo and art film screenings in New York. Judy Lieff. With a background in dance, Judy now works entirely in film, with a focus on documentaries and Dance on Camera. Her documentary film “Deaf Jam” is included itn the American FIlm Showcase and has won countless awards with screenings at festivals worldwide.Judy is based in New York City.
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