Danish artist Jesper Just returns to Future Projections with a new signature work. Jesper has long been interested in the mechanics of film drama and the emotions it evokes in its audience: melancholy, longing, solitude and male vulnerability. The protagonists in A Vicious Undertow whistle to a slowed-down, instrumental Nights in White Satin, as desire overtakes them in an elegant bar. As in his previous films, unnamed characters dance, sing, watch and cry in emotionally ambiguous tableaux. This time, however, he is as interested in the female gaze as he is in the male.
Curated by Mia Nielsen. Courtesy Galleri Christina Wilson, Copenhagen.
From September 10 through September 19 it will screen on the front windows of The Drake Hotel from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m.