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ARTMINUTE1 – THE PERFECT SMILE, 4min., Denmark
Directed by Asta Wellejus, Teddy Kristiansen
The story is about the Danish painter Jens Juel, who through his travels and inspiration from the old masters (Rembrandt) gains a unique inspiration and expertise. This is shown in the light/ colors he gathers on his travels and a special light/ glow that emerges from his brush.
Asta Wellejus was headhunted out of university in 1997 by Lars Von Trier, to develop new types of narratives and experiences based on roleplaying for Zentropa.
Since then she has been creating new hybrid formats to challenge film, games, museums, classical music and learning. Her speciality is creating new interactive audience experiences, with crossdiciplinary teams. She has created 40 + digital projects, games and installations.
Teddy is a Danish comic book artist, known for his work in mystery, horror, and dark, suspense-filled comics. He drew one chapter of The Kindly Ones story arc in Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman series.
In 2005, Teddy won an Eisner Award for Best Comics Painter for his work on the Superman Graphic Novel It’s a Bird. Kristiansen was also featured in DC’s 8th issue of Solo.
The film “ArtMinute1 – The Perfect Selfie” takes its starting point in the old Funish painter Jens Juel and a self-portrait he painted in 1767, Asta Wellejus reports.
It is the story of his self-portrait, the story of “the perfect selfie”. Moreover, we are working with an entirely new cinematic format which opens the picture and tells the creative and personal journey of Jens Juel and his art. For instance, Juel was an explorer in art; he travelled the world and was inspired by the great painters of his time, such as Rembrandt, and he brought his inspiration home to Denmark and the Danish circle of artists. We are working with the research of the museums and mixes this with how we, as story-tellers, perceive the world of Jens Juel with modern eyes. We travel in time and open the world of paintings to present-day spectators, says Asta Wellejus.