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Curtain Callers
Ann-Sofi Sidén & Jonathan Bepler

Curtain Callers examines the institution of contemporary theatre. The film is about the moment when fiction is created during a performance, and about the preparations at the Royal Theatre in Stockholm. The interplay between the construction and dissolution of fiction among actors and audience raises the question of where the boundary between fiction and reality lies. 

Keywords Architecture
Aspect ratio 1.78:1 (16:9)
Prod. format
Duration 00:19:28
Language English
Year 2011
In text Ann-Sofi Sidén
Latest screening Feb 22, 2021
Oct 26, 2019
May 4, 2013
May 10, 2013
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About the artists

Ann-Sofi Sidén

Ann-Sofi Sidén

Born in 1962, lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden.

Ann-Sofi Sidén long been recognized as a leading figure on the international art scene. In the last few years there have been major exhibitions of her work at Hayward Gallery in London, at Musée d’Art Moderna de la Ville de Paris and at the Secession in Vienna. The new exhibition at Moderna Museet includes several of her most important works and represents the largest presentation of her art to date.

Dealing with such issues as vulnerability, control, violence and surveillance, Ann-Sofi Sidén unravels some of the threads of the human psyche’s history. Her method is a suggestive mixture of journalism, feature film and scientific research that takes form in sculptural installations or in spatial video works. The dominant feeling is often one of being caught in a system – political, economic or social – or of realizing that one is somewhere in between systems.

Jonathan Bepler

Born in 1959 in Pennsylvania, USA. Lives and works in Berlin, Germany.

Composer who has received wide attention for his collaboration with Matthew Barney in the major film productions Cremaster 2,3 and 5. He also composes music for film, theatre and dance. He has directed and acted in several operas as well as designed computer-controlled sound installations.