BOX NO. ’ELVIS IS DEAD’
HD video, 10 minutes.
(made in collaboration with Askild Vik Edvardsen)
This is a short film in shape of a personal ad. The film uses the language, the set phrases and the clichés of lonely hearts’ columns in newspapers or on the internet: A young man looking for a girlfriend or a wife describes himself and his everyday life. However, as the main character elaborates on his story in a way he believes will make him look attractive in the eyes of his wife-to-be, he gradually finds himself more and more trapped and entangled in the clichéd language he has to resort to. His story becomes more and more like fiction – full of ruthless lies, deceit, boisterous bragging and South American love serenades.