Louisiana Channel Trailer

Louisiana Channel Trailer

Impressions from Louisiana Channel which produces videos on the arts featuring interviews, reports, etc. with artists.

Louisiana Channel is a non-profit video channel for the internet launched by the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in November 2012. Each week Louisiana Channel will publish videos about and with artists in visual art, literature, architecture, design etc. Louisiana Channel has the aim of disseminating knowledge of art and informing the public about the importance of art to society.

Artists in the video in order of appearances: Jonathan Meese, Henning Mankell, Pipilotti Rist, Patti Smith, Ai Weiwei, Nicole Krauss, David Hockney, Bill Viola, Peter Zumthor, Yayoi Kusama and Ugo Rondinone.

Music by: Moby
Produced by: Martin Kogi and Marc-Christoph Wagner
Copyright: Louisiana Channel, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 2012

Supported by Nordea-fonden

  • Lars Norén

    Advice to the Young

    Lars Norén is widely regarded as the greatest contemporary Swedish playwright. We paid him an exclusive visit at his apartment in Stockholm to hear his advice for aspiring writers.

  • Einar Már Gudmundsson

    I Believe in the Question Mark

    Icelandic author and European intellectual Einar Már Gudmundsson – a widely known social commentator – muses on how storytelling has always played an important role in Icelandic society manifesting history and keeping memory alive.

  • Wangechi Mutu

    On The End of eating Everything

    Kenyan-born artist Wangechi Mutu, whom we met in her Brooklyn studio, here discusses her powerful animated short film ‘The End of eating Everything’ – a strong comment on how we disrespect the earth in our contemporary culture.

  • Ian McEwan

    On Spies

    British writer Ian McEwan shares amusing insider information about the British intelligence agency MI5 and MI6, which was given to him by the legendary author of espionage novels and former spy, John le Carré.

  • Junot Díaz

    Second-Person is Unbearable

    “For the record, your mother’s breasts are immensities, one of the wonders of the world.” Dominican American Junot Díaz gives a hilarious reading of a bawdy extract from his Pulitzer Prize winning novel ‘The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao’.

  • Chimamanda Adichie

    Beauty does not Solve Problems

    I am drawn to the beauty of sentences, Nigerian writer Chimamanda Adichie confesses in this interview. Nevertheless it is important to keep a distance to your characters.

  • Alfredo Jaar

    Images are not Innocent

    "A million people were killed in 100 days under the criminal indifference of the world". In this interview artist Alfredo Jaar reminds us of the importance of images and why they are not innocent.

  • Jeff Wall

    We are all Actors

    An enjoyable and philosophical conversation between the pioneering Canadian photographer Jeff Wall and Belgian Wall expert Thierry de Duve about how Wall works with people, places and variations of beauty.

  • Jeff Wall

    Pictures Like Poems

    Discover what inspires and motivates one of the modern masters of photography, Canadian Jeff Wall, who here discusses a selection of his impressive photographs and their often meticulous compositions.

  • Three Artists

    On a Spider by Bourgeois

    A ginormous 30 feet high spider would scare the life out of most of us. In this video three artists share their diverse feelings towards the spider sculpture made by French artist Louise Bourgeois – as a tribute to her mother.

  • Klara Hobza

    On Diving Through Europe

    In her grand art endeavor ‘Diving Through Europe’, Berlin-based Klara Hobza investigates the boundaries of what is conceivable by diving the European rivers, stretching from the North Sea to the Black Sea in the course of 20-30 years.

  • Tomas Tranströmer

    The Music Says Freedom Exists

    We visited the Nobel Prize laureate Tomas Tranströmer in his home in Stockholm a few weeks before he passed away, in March 2015. This video with Tranströmer playing the piano to an earlier reading of his poem 'Allegro', became his last public appearance.