Since We Are Here, Mercedes Azpilicueta, Jacco van Uden, Céline Berger, The Netherlands, Germany, 2019, 22’
Video Essay, o.v. English, Italian & English subtitles
WTFF5 – International Competition Extraworks
In 2017 visual and performance artist Mercedes Azpilicueta and business professor Jacco van Uden swapped jobs for a full month: Mercedes took on the position as head of a research group on change management, while Jacco took over Mercedes’ work as an artist. The film reflects on experiences that are as individual as they are universal: feeling estranged, adjusting to new spaces, and finding new areas for action.
Mercedes Azpilicueta (1981) is a visual and performance artist from Argentina based in the Netherlands. Jacco van Uden (1972) is head of the Change Management research group (lectoraat) at The Hague University of Applied Sciences. Céline Berger (1973) is a French visual artist living in Cologne, Germany.
Directed by Mercedes Azpilicueta, Jacco van Uden, Céline Berger
Screenplay Mercedes Azplicueta
DOP Julia Franken, Céline Berger, Mercedes Azpilicueta, Jacco van Uden
Sound Kate Hattley
Editing Céline Berger
Sound Editing Carlo Peters
Music Carlo Peters
Cast Mercedes Azpilicueta, Becket Flannery
Production Mercedes Azpilicueta, Jacco van Uden, Céline Berger