mandag den 25. april 2011

... IN THE WOODS and The Human Experience Tour

Five years ago, Jørgen Leth accepted an invitation from Jennifer Elster to participate in her experimental documentary project IN THE WOODS. She shot scenes with Jørgen in the Hareskoven forest outside Copenhagen, Denmark. The project was later expanded into the trilogy 'Being, and Jørgen Leth also participated in several NYC shooting sessions for this groundbreaking project. Apart from Leth, the project now included people like Dave Matthews, Yoko Ono, Rufus Wainwright and Bob Mankoff, to mention a few.
The first installment, '...In the Woods Experience' is now complete and has begun to seep into the world in some very unusual ways. You may already have come across a clip or wandered down an online path. These byte-sized puzzle-pieces of content, along with the projects interactive website are all just prequels to the real experience, which lies in the films themselves.
Jennifer Elster: 'The Experience elicits the types of thoughts, feelings and ideas that are not essential and fundamental to who we are as thinking, dreaming, worrying, hoping and loving human beings, but that stretch and push us into areas that, both immediately and over time, bring us closer to an individual and collective raised awareness.'
Jørgen Leth: 'I didn't know where this would take me. From the very first moment it felt like an exploration of unknown territory.'
To explore the interactive Part One, please visit

tirsdag den 12. april 2011

'Vi sidder bare her' announces a Denmark tour 2011

The music trio 'Vi sidder bare her', consisting of Jørgen Leth, Frithjof Toksvig and Mikael Simpson, return to the stage for a spring tour through Denmark. They join forces with musicians Karin Dahlsgaard, Asger Baden and Henrik Vibskov and will be performing pieces from their two albums, 'Vi sidder bare her' and 'Ikke euforisk'. For more information and current updates, join their facebook event. For tickets, please visit the links below.
18.05.11: Aarhus, Train
19.05.11: Aalborg, Studenterhuset
20.05.11: Roskilde, Gimle
21.05.11: Odense, Kansas City
27.05.11: Copenhagen, Bremen

søndag den 3. april 2011

Erotic Man in Brazil

The prestigious international documentary film festival 'E tudo Verdade' (It's All True) that runs from 1st till 10th of April 2011 has included Jørgen Leth's 'Erotic Man' as part of their Special Programs. Jørgen Leth and his son Kristian Leth, who made the original score for the film, are both present at the screenings in Brazil. For more information about the festival and the screening of 'Erotic Man', please visit their website.