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Jesper Alvaer - You Shouldn't See Me Like This

AUTHORSHIP

Equal co-authorship: Jesper Alvaer

CLASSIFICATION

Classification: film/videoart

DATES

Date of creation: 1998

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Duration: 00:09:42
Sound: Sound

EXHIBITIONS, PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS

Compilation containing the work: He Who Laughs
Attachment included with work’s publication: booklet CZ/EN

NOTES AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Notes: Included in the compilation He Who Laughs: Art About the World of Art (edited by T. Nekvindová, S. Sobotovičová). “Art about art” – videos that aim directly at the art world or wend their way through art history. Published in 2013 by the Research Centre of Academy of Fine Arts in Prague (VVP AVU).

Archived separately as .mov format.

Adopted text on the work: This video by Norwegian artist Jesper Alvaer, who was studying at Prague’s Academy of Fine Arts at the time of its creation, is an appropriation of I’m too sad to tell you (1971) by Bas Jan Ader – an iconic figure who left the scene (and life) in romantic fashion. Though at times the expressions of weakness and pain look like fits of laughter, for the viewer this confrontation with a stranger’s intimacy is an unpleasant one.
Source of text: Edice VIDA 4, VVP AVU, 2013
Author of text: Terezie Nekvindová, Sláva Sobotovičová
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INFORMATION IN PARTNER DATABASES

Artlist #1: Record at Artlist


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