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Michael Madsen

Denmark

Biography

Michael Madsen was born in 1971. He is a director of several documentaries a.o. the Award-winning To Damascus – a Film on Interpretation (2005) and founder and artistic leader of the Sound/Gallery, a 900 square meter sound diffusion system underneath the Town Hall Square in Copenhagen, Denmark (1996-2001). Selected art projects include: Audience (van Gogh#7), design of SPOR 2007, festival for new music and sound art; and Public Service (van Gogh#6) Phase 1: Idea and concept for a new music library in Odense, Denmark. In addition, Michael has been guest lecturer at a.o. The Royal Danish Academy of Art, The Danish Film School, University of California, University of Western Sydney and School of Architecture in London.


Filmography:

Himmelnattens kejser/Celestial Night: A Film on Visibility (Denmark, 2003)
To Damascus – a Film on Interpretation (45´, Denmark, 2005)
Into Eternity (75´, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Italy, 2010)
The Average of the Average (55', Denmark, 2011)
Documentary Concert (silent film with live music performance; 55', Denmark, 2013)
Cathedrals of Culture (TV Series documentary) - Halden Prison (26', Denmark, 2014)
The Visit (Documentary) (83', Denmark, 2015)

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Celestial Night: A Film on Visibility

Himmelnattens kejser - en film om synlighed (Orig.) / 2003 / Denmark / 53 min

Celestial Night is a film on visibility and questions what it means to see. It is a film about what is invisible apart from the imagination: Celestial Night is a film dealing with this vital power, the ability to envision. It is a search in present day Japan for the mythical Japanese Emperor Amayonomikoto who was blind, and the story of a time when seeing was not believing...

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Into Eternity

Into Eternity (Orig.) / 2010 / Denmark / 75 min

“This place is not a place of honour. No esteemed deeds are commemorated here. This is not a place for you. What is here is dangerous and repulsive. The danger will still be present in your time, as it is in ours.”

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Statistics of Copenhagen

Statistics of Copenhagen (Orig.) / Denmark / 2 min

"From the information in your database, can you then for certain say that Copenhagen exists for real? Can you from the information in your database say for sure that the data could not be from another city? Wonderful, wonderful Copenhagen!"

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The Average of the Average

Middelfart i Gennemsnit (Orig.) / 2011 / Denmark / 55 min

Denmark's first 3D documentary is directed by the award-winning director Michael Madsen ("Into Eternity") and deals with - mediocrity. And yet, not quite! For mediocrity is maybe harder to grasp with a formula than one might think...

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The Visit

The Visit (Orig.) / 2015 / Austria, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Norway / 83 min

First contact with an alien civilization drives the imagination of many dreamers and sci-fi authors. At the same time, however, such an event would raise numerous biological, cultural, legal, and other dilemmas. This documentary sci-fi fantasy consists of interviews with experts and of hypnotic visions of the moment of the first encounter.

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To Damascus: A Film On Interpretation

To Damascus – A Film On Interpretation (Orig.) / 2004 / Denmark / 40 min

One can’t understand everything
and I think that it’s good,
that it is that way.

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