Jesper Just: A Voyage in Dwelling

20 May 2008 – 14 Jun 2008

Victoria Miro Gallery

London, United Kingdom


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  • 43, 205, 214, 394
  • Old Street (Exit 8)

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The first solo exhibition in the UK by Danish artist Jesper Just will premiere the newly commissioned film trilogy A Voyage in Dwelling in addition to a selection of earlier works, including Just's acclaimed film A Vicious Undertow. The new trilogy - consisting of the eponymous work A Voyage in Dwelling, A Room of One's Own and A Question of Silence - stars renowned Danish actress Benedikte Hansen whose character, a woman in middle age, embarks on a psychological journey of displacement to unravel her sexuality. The films register as an uneasy mapping of female desire, as they chart the slippage between one woman's actual and imagined sexual self. Just sensitively explores the idea that the received paradigm of a man's journey is that he always returns to the point of departure expecting to find his home and wife unchanged, unaffected. Benedikte's experience, by contrast, is one of pleasurable displacement - she becomes a nomad in her own mind, never returning to her former status quo." Shot on a remote island and on a dilapidated Polish ferry, the trilogy also features an original soundtrack by Theremin composer Dorit Chrysler and American transgender singer/songwriter, Baby Dee.

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