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Aleksander Johan Andreassen

The film is a portrait of the outsider artist Roy Anders Wensell, and tells the story about his relationship with mental illness and art.

Keywords Documentary
Aspect ratio 1.78:1 (16:9)
Prod. format Generic HD-video
Duration 00:09:37
Language Norwegian
Color Color
Year 2014
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About the artist

Aleksander Johan Andreassen

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.