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Shanghai 06/This Land is Your Land
Dan Lageryd

Documenting the view from a hotel room on the 13th floor overlooking Shanghai, the film concurrently presents five different views, filmed at five consecutive nights, among them New Years Eve. The accompanying sound is a mix of racket from the street and noise from within the room – sirenes, car horns and fireworks blended together with international television news on economy and a childrens choir singing ‘This Land Is Your Land’ by Woody Guthrie. The film is partly an attempt to create an image/a view wider than humanly possible, not least through the syncronic representation of temporarily separate rooms.

Keywords Architecture
Aspect ratio 1,78:1 (4:3 Letterbox)
Prod. format Generic SD-video
Duration 00:01:58
Color Color
Year 2007
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About the artist

Dan Lageryd

Born 1963. Lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden.

Dan Lageryd is an artist and filmmaker working predominantly with video, film and media art, his work touches upon themes like time, space, perception and repetition. Dan Lageryd has degrees from both the department of photography and the department of sculpture at Konstfack (University College of Arts, Crafts and Design) in Stockholm, Sweden.