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Generalrepetition för självmord
Åke Karlung

Dress Rehearsal for Suicide is an attack on the advancing pop culture and art spectacles. Musician K.E. Wohlin puts a saw to his leg at a Happening at the Museum of Modern Art and is likened to a victim of ‘the merry-go-round of Artformisms and Artformgasms’.

English title Dress Rehearsal for Suicide Fransk titel: Répétition Générale de Suicide
Keywords Animation, Experimental
Aspect ratio 1.33:1 (4:3)
Prod. format Generic film
Duration 00:03:00
Language No dialogue & Swedish
Color Color
Year 1964
In text Esse Li Esselius
Latest screening Jul 29, 2019
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About the artist

Åke Karlung

1930-1990. Film-maker and artist. He studied oriental art and philosophy for many years. Karlung is a unique one-man, anti-movement phenomenon in Swedish film. He often avails himself of material generally regarded as the left-over scraps of modern society and manages to produce his films on an almost non-existing budget.