Interview in 'VideoFocus' Magazine
Biennial Edition 2015
Dear Paul and Julie,
We are glad to inform you thatThe Body Canvashas been selected for the Biennial Edition of VIDEOFOCUS, Stigmart10 Videobiennale, our special issue featuring videoartists and filmmakers. We have been really impressed and we appreciate your filmmaking style oscillating between documentary and experimental film as well as your refined black and white cinematography, so we'll be pleased to submit you a personal interview about your cinema and your current projects, like A Film By Abigail, which will be published in the next issue of our net review.
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...And there it was in my inbox! I was so grateful of the kind words and after much thought about my answers, here is the interview finally online! I was selected as one of fifteen filmmakers/artists out of a stated 4000 submissions(!) - so I'm pretty chuffed! The primary piece of work I submitted was The Body Canvas, so my co-director and frequent collaborator Julie Schmidt Andreasen was also interviewed. Topics included my recent dance film shot in Denmark Branches & Bones and London Short Film Festival selected short documentary A Film By Abigail. The magazine gets an average of 200,000 "visualisations" per issue and is put together by a collective stretched over France, Italy and Germany.
I'm on pages 91-101! Read it in the viewer above toggling it full screen or on Issuu .
The Body Canvas was part of the Greensboro Dance Film Festival a few days ago and premiered at the Zealous X art exhibition (Southbank, London); it will also screen later in the year with a date TBA for Art Experimenta at the Trispace Gallery (London). I assumed New Orleans International Children's Film Festival early March would be the final screening for A Film By Abigail but it has been "discovered and selected" by the .Mov Short Film Festival (Cologne, Germany) found via the 25th Internationales FilmFest Emden-Norderney (aka the German festival it was an opening film for last summer). Look out for more details and a fuller announcement will follow when I have them!
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