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Alexander Vaindorf, birdfollower

Border lessons

Doc. expérimental | dv | couleur et n&b | 9:0 | Suède | 2013

Instead of following and depicting actions of others ?Border lessons? utilizes a subjective experience through ?birdfollower? who makes a camera recording while crossing the border in to European Union. This travelogue discloses the instructions, private and secret details behind an effort to migrate over to a better life. Previously undocumented from a first person point of view the daring journey becomes evidence, a bold statement and manual on how to cross the border without getting trapped. Consequently camera lenses are used not only to register the scenes, but moreover as a binoculars to make necessary observation for reconnaissance, as well as a device to find and put on record marked signs and walking paths.

Alexander Vaindorf (*1965 in Odessa, Ukraine) is a Russian-Swedish artist and filmmaker, currently living in Stockholm. Raised in Moscow, USSR he studied at Konstfack University and Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm and received his MFA degree from Columbia University/Visual Arts in New York in 2000.