Black Box: Jesper Just

August 23, 2006 – December 10, 2006

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Independence Avenue at 7th Street, SW
Washington, DC

Lower Level Floor Plan

The Black Box Theater showcases rotating exhibitions of contemporary artists who use film or video as their creative medium. Films or videos run continuously.

Films by Jesper Just (approx. 4-5 min. each).

No Man is an Island II (2004)

Something to Love (2005)

Jesper Just (b. 1974), who currently lives and works in Copenhagen, creates short films distinguished by their quirky scenarios and meticulous production techniques. His vignettes focus on juxtapositions: age versus youth, son versus father, loneliness versus detachment, macho camaraderie versus suppressed eroticism, connection versus ostracism, and bravado versus melancholy. Danish actor Johannes Lilleore plays the everyman character in these dark, vivid dreamscapes about shifts in power and loss of control.