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The artist excavates his fragmentary home movies to create a portrait of his bilingual family. Read more here.


Hugo Ljungbäck (b. 1996) is a Swedish video artist, film curator, and media scholar. His research focuses on the intersection of video art, surveillance, media archaeology, and the archive, and his videos regularly explore queer subjectivities and tell underrepresented stories about intimacy, coercion, and memory. His work explores the materiality of the moving image and its processes of mediation, and is currently centered around analog video, a particularly generative medium for the type of queer media-archaeological inquiry he pursues. His videos have screened at over 40 international film festivals and galleries, and he has presented his research in international journals and conferences. He holds a BFA in Film, Video, Animation, and New Genres from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where he is currently Director and Chief Curator of the Patricia Mellencamp Film and Television Archive. Read more here.