THE EIGHTIES





THE NINETIES





THE 21ST CENTURY

Niels Plenge (b. 1959)

Film director, photographer, editor, composer/sound artist and graphic designer



Studying medicin and later philosophy and film at The University of Odense (1979-1984), then working as producer in charge at local TV stations (1982-86) and finally deciding to focus on the work as organizer of cultural events such as multimedia festivals, poetry readings, concerts, art exhibitions, video workshops and art magazines.



Working freelance as video and film photographer, sound technician and editor at national broadcasting, TV2 and foreign television (1992-1997) and as photographer and video editor at the newsdepartment of DR1 and DR2 (1997-2001). Also producing my own documentaries, experimental film and video art.



Producer, video and film editor, film photographer, exhibition organizer and supervisor for a lot of Danish visual artists, museums and exhibition halls in Copenhagen. Eventually editor of programs for Danish national television and The Danish Filminstitute.


During the years I have directed, filmed, edited and scored more than 100 documentaries or short films of my own and also produced various other media projects.



TV PRODUCTION

1982-1985    Odense Lokal-TV / producer in charge

1987-1990    Boulevard Film & TV / photographer and video editor

1992-2000    International and national TV stations (DR1, DR2, TV2) / freelance photographer and video editor


CULTURAL PROJECTS

1985-1990     Boulevard Video / founding member and head of the board

1986              Lyrik & Billeder nr. 1 – poetry and art festival (w. Lars Movin) / organizer

1987-1990     Billedfabrikken / founding member

1987-1990     Vinden – en kulturorkan / graphic designer, editor

1988              Lyrik & Billeder nr. 2 – poetry and art festival (w. Lars Movin) / organizer

1990              Lyrik & Billeder nr. 3 – poetry and art festival (w. Lars Movin) / organizer

1992              Lyrik & Billeder nr. 4 – poetry and art festival (w. Lars Movin) / organizer, catalogue design

1993              Dizzy – forening for interdisciplinære kunstarter / founding member

2000-2010     Fast Video / member and organizer


SELECTED WORKS

1982    Billeder Sådan Set (co-dir. Torben Hansen, Elisabeth Agerbæk, Henrik Juel) / U-matic video tape (60 min)

1983    Electric Boogie (co-dir. Kate Abildgaard) / U-matic video tape (11 min)

1983    Passage, Touché & Coyote – 3 bands live at Svendehjemmet / U-matic video tape (3 x 60 min)

1983    Fielfraz: Thormods titelmelodi (co-dir. Kurt Johnsen) / U-matic video tape (5 min)

1984    Heidi Sommer – kosmetolog (co-dir. Moshe Azuz) / U-matic video tape (25 min)

1984    Heart of Gold (co-dir. Lars Fuchs, Mette Løgstrup, Jesper Ardal) / U-matic video tape (4 min)

1984    Lars H.U.G.: City Slang / photo documentation

1985    Skoleskibet Frem / U-matic video tape (27 min)

1985    Peter Vrist Rønn: Stenfuglen / U-matic video tape (13 min)

1985    Karen Line Mogensen – et portræt / U-matic video tape (9 min)

1986    Byens Blænd (poetry by Allan Haas) / photos and graphic design

1989    Ulrik Jungersen – Friktion Forvandling Forgængelighed (co-dir. Niels Mørk) / U-matic video tape (12 min)

1989    Pitstop – Børges Sorte Auto / feature film script (Danish Film Institute by Georg Metz)

1989    Egenhændigt / U-matic video tape (3 min)

1990    Via Dolorosa / U-matic video tape (5 min)

1990    Autometrik / U-matic video tape (2 min)

1991    Et portræt af en maler (co-dir. Jan Lindholm) / U-matic video tape (14 min)

1991    Annette Fuhr – Glasmaleri / 16mm film (2 min)

1992    Fiskvildtfjerkræ: Diving / 16mm film transferred to video (3 min)

1992    Natten sluses ind / pictogram poetry

1993    Tundra / Betacam video tape (10 min)

1993    Ingen danser ædru (Hvad bilder du dig ind?) / unfinished filmproject

1993    Play It Again Sam – Casablanca Revisited (co-dir. Sam Blåsvær) / U-matic video tape (12 min)

1994    En mand kommer til byen... (co-dir. Sam Blåsvær) / 16mm film transferred to video (2 min)

1994    Piano bits (for audio periodical Van Gogh) / compositions (10 x 1 min)

1996    The Dream of the Headless Fly / Betacam video tape (10 min)

1998    Carnivor / Betacam video tape (2 min)

1998    Simulator II / 16mm film (16 min)

1999    Write Me a Postcard / one or two-screen video installation / DVcam video tape (6 min)

1999    180 gram fransk jomfru vinyl / DVcam video tape (not completed)

2000    Musik Minus 1 / audio CD (56 min)

2000    Headbang / DVcam video tape (2 min)

2001    Don’t Lead Followers / 16mm film and audio CD (20 min)

2001    Something Wonderful May Happen (co-dir. Lars Movin) / DVcam video tape (57 min)

2001    On the Seventh Day / poetry and photo project / book with audio CD

2001    Orissa / DVcam video tape (8 min)

2002    Music For Strings / audio CD (23 min)

2002    Karrusel / DVcam video tape (7 min)

2002    Else Marie Pade / DVcam video tape (not completed)

2003    Liberte Egalite et Fragmentation / audio CD (74 min)

2003    Inquiry (w. Else Marie Pade) / DVcam video tape and composition (6 min)

2003    The Answer – Charles Bernstein a Capella / DVcam video tape (4 min)

2003    BioFeedBack / DVcam video tape (9 min)

2003    Mundhyl I & II / sound work (4 min + 6 min)

2003    Drei Mal Dirdl debut koncert / DVcam video tape (32 min)

2003    W.C. 2003 / DVcam video tape (4 min)

2003    Behind the music of the film – Spids Nøgenhat / DVcam video tape (8 min)

2004    Customer / digital video (4 x 1 sec)

2004    With Instruments Like These, Who Needs Tools / audio CD (52 min)

2004    Peace In Our Time / 3-screen video installation

2004    Terminus / DVcam video tape (5 min)

2004    FallingWater / DVcam video tape (11 min)

2005    Music for Performing Instrumentalists / audio CD (55 min)

2005    Hard Kick / audio CD (25 min)

2005    Don’t Lead Followers Soundtrack Remix / audio CD (20 min)

2005    Gravitas – Tyngdekraften er mild (for Netfilmmakers.dk) / web film project / DVcam video tape (4 min)

2005    8 Hour Burning Candle / digital video (480 min)

2005    Only the Sound (w. Lars Movin) / DV video tape and sound track (19 min)

2005    Only the Sound / sound track audio CD (19 min)

2005    Ego Song Recording / DVcam video tape (11 min)

2006    Én til én / script for childrens film

2006    FallingWater BoxMusic / composition for musicbox

2006    Amstrong: Jonah (w. Andreas Haaning Christensen) / DVcam video tape (4 min)

2007    Muhammed was here / 16mm film, soundtrack not completed (18 min)

2007    MouthFeedBack – Mundhyl 3 / DVcam video tape (6 min)

2007    Confessions of a Reflective Mind / DVcam video tape (3 min)

2007    Fluesvamp – Amanita / 16mm film, composition and HD video installation (14 min)

2007    Get InstruMental / audio CD (70 min)

2007    Dromes / DVD and audio CD (64 min)

2007    Dromes (Masashi Iwasaki’s Primitives at Gallery Prinz in Kyoto) / ambient sound work

2007    Vagn Olssson: Opstilling 2 / DVcam video tape (16 min)

2007    Screen Pilot / DVcam video tape (2 min)

2008    Screening / composition and 16mm film transferred to video (24 min)

2008    Crossing / digital video (2 min)

2008    Swamp / HD video installation

2008    Sunset + Sunrise / audio CD (30 min)

2008    Krydspisning – tilegnet Claus Carstensen / DVcam video tape (43 sec)

2008    Demon Brother Invocation / digital video (2 min)

2009    Test Pattern / 16mm film transferred to video (5 min)

2009    Saga G part 1 and 2 / digital video (5 min + 12 min)

2009    No Gas / digital video (2 min)

2009    Skovskulptur #1b / digital video (2 min)

2009    Civil Disobedience / mixed media project

2010    EyeBallWizard / DVcam (4 min)

2010    Dropit versions 1 - 5 / HD video installation (7 min + 3 min + 28 min + 3 min + 60 min)

2010    Swamp (version 2) / HD video (60 min)

2010    Har du set mit psykedeliske tapet / DVcam video tape (34 min)

2011    Bedtime for Ghosts – Saga G extended version / digital video (22 min)

2011    Installing a film loop / digital video (2 min)

2011    Printed Matter / digital video (1 min)

2011    Harmonic Fields – sound installation by Pierre Sauvageot / photo documentation, book with audio CD (16 min)

2011    Light / HD video (4 min)

2011    Water / HD video (5 min)

2011    Belt Change / HD video (2 min)

2011    This Way José / sound work (6 min)

2012    The Story In Reverse (dir. Nina Maria Kleivan) / soundwork for video (8 min)

2012    To Draw a Line / digital video (4 min)

2012    Rolling Cans Demo / HD video (58 sec)

2012    Spray Cans / soundwork (26 min)

2012    Stairway To Heaven / photo project

2012    Playing At The Opera / not finished audio and video work

2013    Haiku / digital video (1 min)

2013    Split / HD video (12 sec)

2013    Triptikon / 3-screen video installation

2014    Kvintet / 5-screen and sound installation

2014    Hanstholm Fyr / HD video (3 min)

2015    Screening Remixed / 16mm film transferred to HD video (17 min)

2015    Infinity / 16mm film transferred to HD video (3 min)

2015    Registrering / HD video (5 min)

2015    Ramp / HD video (10 min)

2015    Civil Disobedience 1: The Hip Rose Project / HD video (13 min)

2015    Civil Disobedience 2: The History of the Dam / HD video (8 min)

2015    Civil Disobedience 3: Amanita Muscaria / HD video (12 min)

2016    Vinyldrømme / HD video (90 min)

2016    Long Playing Vinyl / HD video (145 min)

2016    Overpaints - 100 overmalinger / HD video (24 min)

2016    Damaskus / audio and video installation (17 min)

2017    Minimal Music II: Kling Klang 1 / audio CD (62 min)

2017    One afternoon a faun was searching for the lost chord / sound and video installation

2017    Give me back what belongs to me / HD video (10 min + 20 min)

2017    Greetings From The West Coast / HD video (16 min)

2017    Xtralife / painting and video installation

2017    Minimal Music III: Infinity Fucked / audio CD (51 min)

2017    Ballet Music / audio CD (26 min)

2017    Vinyl Dreams – Radio Edit / audio montage (76 min + 58 min)

2017    Muhammad Was Here – Instrumental version / 16mm film transferred to HD video (19 min)

2017    Muhammad Was Here / soundtrack CD (19 min)

2017    Dromescore / BluRay (64 min)

2017    Colortest / HD video (5 min)

2017    Screening Remixed Reconsidered and Revised / 16mm film transferred to HD video (17 min)

2018    Minimal Music I (Revision) / BluRay (37 min)

2018    Historien om Dennis Lunds rygekontor / video and audio installation

2018    From A to B and Back Again / BluRay and CD (65 min)

2018    Lineart (Flowers Keep Nothing) / Animation and installation (18 min)

2018    Ballet Mécanique / Animation (work in progress)


SELECTED EVENTS, SCREENINGS AND EXHIBITIONS

1990    T-shirt / Picturesk, Toldboden Kerteminde

1996    Soundmap Europe (w. Jesper Løksa) / Rådhuspladsen København / sound installation

1998    Simulator II / Odense Film Festival

2003    Orissa, Karrusel and W.C. 2003 / Cinemateket Copenhagen

2005    Only the Sound / Øjenkontakt, Odense

2005    6 Video Works / Nordberg Festival

2008    Screening / Antimatter Festival, Canada

2008    Screening / cph:dox, Copenhagen

2012    To Draw a Line / Territorium, Holstebro Kunstmuseum

2013    Terminus / Kunstbiblioteket, Nikolai Kunsthal

2016    Registrering / Dobbelt tid, Nivaagaard

2016    Overpaints - 100 overmalinger / Nyt kapitel, Museumsbygningen Copenhagen

2017    Xtralife / Svends Bibliotek / curating and videoinstallation

2018    Historien om Dennis Lunds rygekontor / Pirpa


SELECTED COMMISIONED WORK

1991    She Is Like S.A.: Closet (dir. Anders Lindberg) / photographer (5 min)

1998    Tonique Live at Valbyhallen (co-dir. Line Landau) (6 min)

1998    There’s Love In Repetition (dir. Luc Perez) / assistant director

2000    The Genetic Outlaws: Let’s Go Spastic (dir. Martin Barnewitz) / video editor (3 min)

2001    Onkel Danny (dir. Lars Movin and S.M. Rasmussen) / sound technician and video editior (60 min)

2003    Flipside: Relief / DVcam video tape / video editior (7 min)

2006    Ego Show (for Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen) / video and exhibition production

2006    One+one+one (dir. Joachim Koester) / photographer and other film work (7 min + 6 min)

2007    Tarantism (dir. Joachim Koester) / photographer and other film work (8 min)

2007    Words of Advice (dir. Lars Movin and S.M. Rasmussen) / composer and video editior (74 min)

2008    Flygtig Phantasie (dir. Søren Martinsen) / photographer and sound technician (13 min)

2008    Jordaens – et mesterværk bliver til (for Statens Museum for Kunst) (15 min)

2008    Long Bien Bridge (dir. S.M. Rasmussen, C.U. v. Platen and P. Schultz-Jørgensen) / video editior (34 min)

2009    Soundings – Nordic Sound Art (documentaion for Museet for Samtidskunst) (43 min)

2010    Magtens Korridorer – strikkeklub på alufælge (dir. Andreas Haaning Christiansen) / video editor (59 min)

2010    Documentation of Salammbô – exhibition by Eva Koch / video production (4 min)

2010    Ankers bog (dir. Thomas Thurah) / video editor (59 min)

2011    Øbro Svømmehal – Eva Koch and Mike Sheridan concert / video editor (70 min)

2012    Planlagte tilfældigheder (dir. Jesper Palm) / video editor and composer (15 min)

2013    Nina Maria Kleivan: Combined Fragments exhibition at Gallerie Pi / technical installation

2014    Pharos (dir. Eva Koch) / photographer and sound recordist (6 min)

2014    Étude No. 1-19 (dir. Molly Haslund) / photographer and editor (40 min)

2014    Sum (dir. Cai Ulrich von Platen) / video editor and composer (45 min)

2014    Being Human Being (for Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen, Nikolaj Kunsthal) video production (15 min)

2015    Je regrette tout (dir. Nina Maria Kleivan) / video production and installation

2015    Hugland (dir. Andreas Haaning Christiansen) / graphic production

2015    Leifs far var borgmester (for Thomas Thurah) / video production (6 x 1 min)

2015    Museet er lukket – en udstilling om Knud Pedersen (for Nikolaj Kunsthal) / video production  (346 min)

2016    Den drøm om fred (for Eva Koch) / timelapse and sound production

2016    Artist Books (for Svends Bibliotek) / video production (11 min)

2016    Dobbelt tid (for Nivaagaards Malerisamling) / exhibition and BluRay production

2017    Erik Liljenberg – Portræt i fem kapitler (w. Lars Movin and Steen Møller Rasmussen / video production (16 min)

2017    Octopada (Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen) / video production (5 min)




2018-02-26

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curriculum vitae

Kresten Toft, Niels Plenge, Kate Abildgaard

1983

Lars H.U.G.

1984

Grethe Plough

1985

Lars Movin

1987

The Live Museum

1994

Uffe Lorenzen

2000

Elsa Marie Pade

2002

Michael C.G. Iversen

2002

Steen Møller Rasmussen

2008

Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen

2008

Patti Smith

2008

Kenneth Anger

2008

Nina Maria Kleivan

2008

Jens Blendstrup

2008