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Jean
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Bjargey Ólafsdóttir

Jean is a passionate love story. A male narrator describes the course his feelings take, from falling in love to being totally possessed by jealousy. Abstract sequences accompany his storytelling and reveal his ambiguous emotions. In between, we catch a glimpse of the beautiful woman, Jean, jumping up and down, laughing.

Keywords Experimental, Abstract
Aspect ratio 1,33:1 (4:3)
Prod. format Generic SD-video
Duration 00:02:13
Language English
Color Color
Year 1998
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About the artist

Bjargey Ólafsdóttir

Born in 1972, lives and works in Reykjavík, Iceland.

“I work in different media, whatever I think is best for the idea. I have used photography, video, film, drawing, performance, installation, sound, music and text. Whatever suits the piece. I am a crossover artist, I like to go between art-forms and sometimes to connect them. I do some of my projects alone and in some projects I cooperate with other artists.

My main body of work are film installations that I work on for a long time. They are narrative by nature and they tend to be ironic. The pieces are normally humorous and very beautiful, but underneath the surface lies a furry beast. The themes I have been touching upon are difficult, strong feelings like love, jealousy and anger.

I present the films differently according to the space. I prefer showing them as a projection and then I create atmosphere around them. I sometimes mix other elements as drawings, photographs and posters into the installation. While working on the films I write, draw and photograph extensively. A part of my artistic practice is also making sound and music experiments. I have been making Mini-movie-pop-songs. As I like the form of the pop-song to tell a short-story and to get across emotions in a catchy way.”

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