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The video was originally made as a music video for a song I wrote for my first album called ‘The International Rock n’ Roll Summer of Egill Sæbjörnsson’. It is made with album covers from album sleeves I borrowed from friends and from my own CD collection.
Egill Sæbjörnsson (born 1973) graduated from the Icelandic College of Arts and Crafts (now the Icelandic Academy of the Arts) in 1997 and studied at the University of Paris, St.Denis, from 1995 to 1996. Since 1999 he shares his time between Reykjavík and Berlin. His art is an unusual fusion of music, sound, video and installations in addition to which he often appears himself as part of his exhibition projects.
From the start of his career he has handled different media and expressive idioms with remarkable facility. He harnessed computers, projections and musical instruments in his performances where he himself took on a different persona in each new context. He has a whole career in music and has released his music with record companies and music is an integral part of his many performance projects.