NORTH – SOUTH – EAST - WEST
From October 1999 – January 2000, the Galerie National du Jeu de Paume in Paris held a comprehensive exhibition of Erró’s work entitled “Erró: image du Siécle “ (Erró: images of the century). In France, the Beaux Art Magazine published a special edition to celebrate the occasion, and awoke attention and interest throughout the international art world.
The collage is a strong element in Erró´s work, this form is correspondingly used in this film. All the interviews with Erró, his collaborators, family and friends are extensively illustrated and the paintings themselfs receive full visual coverage. Rarely seen extracts from experimental films made by Erró in the sixties (Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, Carolee Schneemann, Christo, Matta, Adami and many other contemporary artists of the time) also give this film a unique perspective of both Erró and his illustrious circle. As well as including many of the luminaries of the twentieth century art, the film ranges all over the globe from Paris and New York to the appropriately surrealistic landscape of Erró´s native Iceland.
Production company: ERGIS FILMPRODUCTION & THE ICELANDIC FILM CORPORATION
Director: ARI ALEXANDER ERGIS MAGNÚSSON
Producers:FRIÐRIK THOR FRIÐRIKSSON, ANNA MARÍA KARLSDÓTTIR, ARI ALEXANDER ERGIS MAGNÚSSSON
Script: ARI ALEXANDER ERGIS MAGNÚSSON, THORGEIR GUDMUNDSSON, ÓTTARR ÓLAFUR PROPPÉ
Cinematography: THORGEIR GUDMUNDSSON
Sound recording: ÓTTARR ÓLAFUR PROPPÉ
Music: JÓHANN JÓHANNSSON
Editor: THORGEIR GUÐMUNDSSON
Line producer: JÓHANNA GUÐRÚN GUNNARSDÓTTIR
Running time 54. minutes.
English subtitle by Martin Regal.
Distribute licence. Ergis film Production & The Icelandic film Corporation 2000.