How Are You
by Jannik Splidsboel, Denmark 2011, 70'
WRITTEN AND DIRECT BY: Jannik Splidsboel   PRODUCERS: Henrik Underbjerh, Stefan Frost
PHOTOGRAPHY: Bøje Lomholdt   IN COLLABORATION WITH: Vibeke Vogel/Bullitt Film, Kong Gulerod Film
SOUND: Brian Dyrby    
EDITING: Mette Esmark, Thomas Papapetros   SPONSORS: West Danish Film Fund, DR K by Flemming Hedegaard Larsen, SVT by Hjalmar Palmgren
MUSIC: Frithjof Toksvig    

Schermo dell'Arte - Archivio Film Presented at The Screen of Arts 2011

Splidsboel’s “creative documentary” presents artistic and biographical episodes of the Scandinavian duo Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset. “Impeccably stylish partygoers, ever-ready for the paparazzi’s flash”, as critic and curator Daniele Perra wrote, Elmgreen & Dragset began their collaboration in the mid-90s, achieving notoriety with works such as Short Cut (2003), commissioned and produced by the Fondazione Nicola Trussardi for Ottagono della Galleria Vittorio Emanuele in Milan, and the fake Prada Store in Marfa (2005), built in the Texas desert. Creators of the monument to homosexual Holocaust victims, inaugurated in 2008 in Berlin’s Tiergarten, in 2009 they curated the Danish and Northern Countries Pavillions at the 53rd Biennale di Venezia, catalyzing the public’s attention with their project The Collectors, which won a special mention from the jury. Recently, with their latest sculpture of the Powerless Structure series in gilded bronze, which shows a child on a rocking-horse, Elmgreen & Dragset were awarded the commission for a piece which will occupy the “Fourth Plinth” in London’s Trafalgar Square in 2012.

Jannik Splidsboel
Born in Copenhagen in 1964, he lives between Copenhagen and Rome, where he studied art and cinema. In 1999, he began his career directing documentaries, mostly. He teaches in various international institutions.

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