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Notes for a Letter to Angelina Jolie

Herman Asselberghs

video, color, 16:9, stereo, Dutch spoken (EN st), DE/BE, 2018, 11’03”

Commissioned by HAU Hebbel am Ufer as part of the live program Image of Rescue / Rescuing the Image this short, stark work offers a quiet, preliminary meditation on the imagery of celebrity advocacy. Originally intended as a video letter to Angelina Jolie (Special Envoy to UNHCR) but addressing the spectator instead, Herman Asselberghs presents a sort of notebook, an associative series of silent images and still thoughts, as he moves up close to the image, the screen and the viewer.

Images & editing Fairuz
Voice recording Boris Debackere
Color Grading Florian Keirse
Commissioned by Dieter Lesage & Christian von Borries as part of Image of Rescue / Rescuing the Image
Produced by HAU Hebbel am Ufer, supported by the Capital Culture Fund
Co-produced by Auguste Orts
Support LUCA School of Arts

Notes for a Letter to Angelina Jolie has been on display at the following locations:

EMAF Osnabruck, (DE) Thursday, Apr 19 2018 Hebbel Theater Am Ufer Berlin, (DE) Feb 10–Feb 11 2018