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The video follows the artist’s mother for 24 hours from a fixed position using time-lapse photography. The audio consists of two edited conversations between the artist and his mother about her passive lifestyle and the effect it has on their relation.
Aleksander Johan Andreassen is a Norwegian visual artist and filmmaker living in Oslo, Norway. Aleksander mainly works with film and video installations where, using different methods, he explores perspectives on normality and belongingness. Beyond collaborating with a variety of performers, choreographers, filmmakers, writers, and other artists, he frequently partners with non-artists and has on several occasions involved family members in his projects.
His work has been featured in exhibitions and film festivals on a national and international scale including the AC Institute in New York, USA; The 63rd International Short Film Festival Oberhausen in Oberhausen, Germany; and the 55th Gijón International Film Festival in Gijón, Spain – among others. His film Strim won the Golden Chair for best Norwegian short film during The 40th Norwegian Short Film Festival in 2017. Aleksander holds a Master’s degree in Fine Art from Konstfack University College in Stockholm, Sweden.