Since we are Here

A Film by Mercedes Azpilicueta, Jacco van Uden and Céline Berger

Synopsis

In 2017 visual and performance artist Mercedes Azpilicueta and business professor Jacco van Uden swapped jobs for a full month. Since we are here reflects on experiences that are as individual as they are universal: feeling estranged, adjusting to new spaces, and finding new areas for action.

Director

  • Picture of Mercedes Azpilicueta © Mercedes Azpilicueta

    Mercedes Azpilicueta

    Mercedes Azpilicueta (1981) is a visual and performance artist from Argentina based in the Netherlands. She received the Pernod Ricard Fellowship, Paris in 2017 and was artist-in-residence at the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam in 2015-16.

  • Picture of Jacco van Uden © Jacco van Uden

    Jacco van Uden

    Jacco van Uden (1972) is head of the Change Management research group (lectoraat) at The Hague University of Applied Sciences. He has a background in organisation studies (Erasmus University Rotterdam) and received his PhD from the University of Humanistic Studies. He has worked in business consultancy for some years as well as for the STT Netherlands Study Centre for Technology Trends.

  • Picture of Céline Berger © Céline Berger

    Céline Berger

    Céline Berger (1973) is a French visual artist living in Cologne, Germany. Trained in physics and material sciences, she worked for various international microelectronic companies as a project engineer from 1997 to 2008. She graduated from the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne in 2012 and has been a resident at the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, in 2012-13. She received the Nam June Paik New-comer Award in 2012.

Crew

Director
Mercedes Azpilicueta, Jacco van Uden, Céline Berger
Screenplay
Mercedes Azpilicueta, Jacco van Uden, Céline Berger
Producer
Mercedes Azpilicueta, Jacco van Uden, Céline Berger
Director of Photography
Julia Franken, Mercedes Azpilicueta, Jacco van Uden, Céline Berger
Art Direction
Mercedes Azpilicueta, Jacco van Uden, Céline Berger
Costume Design
Mercedes Azpilicueta, Jacco van Uden, Céline Berger
Sound
Kate Hattley
Editor
Céline Berger
Sound Design
Carlo Peters
Music
Carlo Peters

Cast

Self
Jacco van Uden
Self, Voice Over
Mercedes Azpilicueta
Voice Over
Becket Flannery

Details

Running Time
22:19 min
Shooting Format
Digital HD
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound
Stereo

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0)30 61620068

film@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

PRODUCER / DIRECTOR

Mercedes Azpilicueta
+31-611760253
mercedesazpilicueta@gmail.com

Jacco van Uden
06-3400-4290
J.C.vanUden@hhs.nl

Céline Berger
+49 17687337513
info@celineberger.com