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Sound from the Hallways

005 / 8 May 2013

Sound from the Hallways was commissioned for a solo exhibition at Lumiar Cite in Lisbon, where it was first screened (January - April 2012). It was then screened at Bozar in Brussels (June 2012), the Cinemathèque and Darb 1718 in Cairo (July 2012), and CPH:DOX in Copenhagen (November 2012). Sound from the Hallways is a co-production between Lasse Lau, Kran Film, and Mostafa Youssef from Seen Films in Cairo, and includes an artistic collaboration with sound artist Maurice Louca. It is supported by the Danih Arts Council and DCCD. As part of an interview with the artist for Ibraaz Platform 005, Lau has produced an exclusive edit of the film. Lau's 005 interview can be read here.


About the author

Lasse Lau

Lasse Lau (Sønderborg Denmark, 1974) is a filmmaker and video artist who lives and works in Brussels and Copenhagen. His films deal with socio-economic issues, the negotiation of conflicts and the notion of space through the language of film. Lau seeks to utilize aesthetics as a framework that can open dialogical paths. He has exhibited in a wide range of museums and galleries including Westfälischer Kunstverein (Münster, Germany), Hamburger Bahnhof (Berlin, Germany), Aarhus Art Museum (Aarhus, Denmark), Brandts Klædefabrik (Odense, Denmark), Museum of Contemporary Art (Zagreb, Croatia), the Turin Biennial of Contemporary Art (Turin, Italy), Contemporary Museum (Baltimore, USA) and MoMA PS1 (New York, USA). Lau is the co-founder and long time board member of Kran Film Collective and was a member of the Editorial Selection Board at the Danish Film Institute Video Workshop 2001-02. He studied at the Media Art Department at Funen Art Academy (Odense, Denmark), at the Hochschule der Künste (Berlin, Germany) and at the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program (New York, USA).