As If We Existed

Ragnheiður Gestsdóttir

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Original title Eins og við værum
DIRECTOR Ragnheiður Gestsdóttir
PRODUCER Dorothée Kirch, Ragnheiður Gestsdóttir
DOP Ragnheiður Gestsdóttir
SCRIPT Ragnheiður Gestsdóttir
MUSIC Curver, Davíð Þór Jónsson
EDITOR Ragnheiður Gestsdóttir
CO-PRODUCER Ari Alexander Ergis Magnússon
RELEASE 2010
LENGTH 30
GENRE Documentary
CAST Ragnar Kjartansson

Synopsis

The repetition and the circumstances increasingly take their toll when isolation, claustrophobia and paranoia set in. As if We Existed is an interpretation of an art piece by Ragnar Kjartansson who represented Iceland at the 53rd Venice Biennale in 2009. His piece, The End, was a six month long performance.

Director

Ragnheidur Gestsdóttir (b. 1975) graduated with an MA in Visual Anthropology from Goldsmiths College in 2001. She has produced programs about art and culture for television in Iceland and London based DVD magazine Specialten. She has made some documentaries about different visual artists and musicians, including 3 films about Icelandic singer Björk whom she´s worked with closely over the last few years. She is co-editor and founder of Icelandic DVD magazine Rafskinna and is currently working on a film about Icelandic artist Hreinn Fridfinnsson and a feature length documentary Vikings in the Wild West, a road movie about the fake and the authentic amongst people of Nordic heritage in the US, coproduced by Radiator Film in Denmark. She lives and works in New York City.
 

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