Jesper Just. Filmworks 2001-2007
CATALOGUE – Jesper Just: Film Works 2001-2007
Jesper Just’s films are moody, atmospheric narratives often with ambiguous and unresolved storylines. Thematically, his film works revolve around “the complex inter-relations between sexuality, love and cinema.” Many of his older films specifically question conventional notions of masculinity. Nina Folkersma writes: “A real man is supposed to contain his emotions, to be inviolable, intellectual, pragmatic, virile, and dominant. That, at least, is the image of man portrayed in most Hollywood films. Transgressing social and cinematographic conventional representations of masculinity is a crucial element of Just’s work.”
At almost 250 pages, this substantial new publication includes a wide range of images, including documentation of a recent shoot in Copenhagen, and a selection of musical scores by composer and conductor Petri Sirviö, Just’s collaborator on the 2006 trilogy, It Will All End In Tears.
The publication appeared on the occasion of the exhibition Jesper Just in Witte de With, Rotterdam (March 3 – May 6, 2007), the Ursula Blickle Foundation, Kraichtal (March 4 – April 15, 2007), and S.M.A.K., Ghent (April 21 – June 24, 2007). The exhibition Jesper Just at the Ursula Blickle Foundation and Witte de With is curated by Nicolaus Schafhausen and Sophie von Olfers with the support of the Danish Arts Council. The exhibition at S.M.A.K. is curated by Nina Folkersma.
Number of copies: 2000; English / German / Dutch
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