The expamsive video performance project Special Announcements started in 2006 and is a lifetime project. The viewer meets a head which keeps repeating brief sentences, sometimes with her eyes open, sometimes closed. The sentences express loneliness and isolation and the words form monologues with pauses that seem to indicate a desire for a reply from the viewer.
The disconnected and deconstructed phrases are transformed into psychological studies of human behaviour. The sentences turn out to comprise psychological concepts such as denial, negation, compulsive acts, self-fulfilling prophecies and actual or imagined feelings of being observed. The overall title of the series, Special Announcements, suggests that these utterances are important messages to the public.

# rules #

still camera

monochrome background

own face

own texts

no cuts, filmed in one take, no postproduction

duration less than 3 minutes

 

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
HASSELBLAD ANNOUNCEMENTS 2010
HASSELBLAD ANNOUNCEMENTS 2010
HASSELBLAD ANNOUNCEMENTS 2010
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: PICTURE 2010
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS EDITION FIVE 2009
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS EDITION FOUR 2009
THIS IS A VERY EXITING TIME FOR US 2008
APPENDIX 2008
untitled
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS EDITION TWO: Welcome 2007
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS EDITION THREE 2008
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT BACKGROUND 2010
The project started in 2006
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS EDITION TWO: Thinking 2007
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS EDITION TWO: Tête-a-Tête 2007
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS EDITION TWO: Stucked 2007
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS EDITION TWO: Good News! 2007
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS EDITION TWO: Moment 2007
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS EDITION TWO: Instructions 2007
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS EDITION TWO: Eyes Open 2007
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS EDITION TWO: Believer 2007
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Terrorism 2006
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Evolution 2006
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Religion 2006
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Utopia 2006
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Politics 2006
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Doomsday 2006
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Solitude 2006
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: The Exit (2016)
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: A Committee (2016)
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: All This (2016)
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Hey Man! (2016)
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Mouth (2016)