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Forget me not 2
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Forget me not 2
Forget me not 3
Mac Donaldi - King of Soap Bubbles

 
Trine Lise Nedreaas (Norway 1972) lives and works in London. She studied art history in Bergen (Norway) before moving to London where she started her art education at Central Saint Martin College of Art and Design 1994-95 and later at The Slade School of Fine Art, 1995–99. She works in a variety of different media, including film, video, photography, installation and drawing. In her film works, she works with often unknown but extraordinary and ambitious individuals. She directs these individuals to perform their speciality in very particular settings and ways. Focusing on the intimate her works are concerned with the weird and the beautiful, the vast and strange variety of human endeavors.

Forget me not 2 & 3
(2004) are 2 of a series of three films showing individuals performing their specialist act. A sword swallower, a strong man and a glutton. The films comment on our desire for fame and the admiration of others and illustrate to what extremes some are willing to go to achieve this. On another level, the films comment on a desire to leave something behind, to be remembered as somebody after one is dead. I have focused on the potential sacrifice and the risks some are willing to take to make their mark on the world. Every time they perform, they risk their lives and their health in order to become immortal in the memories of the audience. Removed from the show and the circus that usually surrounds them and from the egging audience whose admiration they seek, the performers are left in a timeless space, with only themselves and their act remaining. Their act is now an intimate and absurd one performed for the few. The look of the films references the studio portraiture of freaks in the late 19th century. Each has a symbol attached to it, a small but ever present reminder of time running out. The subjects have been heavily worked into the matter of the medium, not to further impress us with their daring feats, but to normalize them. To make them seem inevitable. CAST Miss Behave, Terry Cole, Peter Dowdeswell

Mac Donaldi - King of Soap Bubbles (2009) A mystical Mac Donaldi appears as a god-like being, a master of his own universe. Omnipotent yet playful he creates mesmerizing smoke-filled bubbles that hover in the air before their brief existence draws to an inevitable close with a pop and a puff of smoke. CAMERA Carlos Vasquez CAST Hammouh Bensalah

Galleries
Stephan Stoyanov Gallery (New York) www.stephanstoyanovgallery.com


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