Single-channel 2: Melodrama

Jesper just / A Vicious Undertow

FEBRUARY 4 – MAY 1, 2011

A Vicious Undertow offers a dreamlike narrative—a vision from a stylish, black and white world where music is a language and fabric patterns enhance the mood and define character. Despite the film’s mysteries, and how much it leaves to our interpretations and imaginations, Just bases his work in real emotions, finding every kind of expression in his actor’s faces, hands, and bodies. Resisting this enigmatic story becomes more difficult with each longing glance, haunting melody, and swooning turn of the camera.

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Jesper Just (Danish, born 1974)
A Vicious Undertow, 2007
Super 16 mm on DVD, 10:00 minutes
Copyright the artist
Courtesy James Cohan Gallery, New York/Shanghai and Galleria Christina Wilson, Copenhagen 

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