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         Films by Lasse Lau

About Lasse Lau

Lasse Lau (born 1974, Sønderborg, Denmark) is an award-winning visual artist and filmmaker who, in his work, looks at the spatial dimension of power.


His first feature film, Lykkelænder– The Raven and The Seagull– engage the complex identity struggles in Greenland’s quest for cultural and constitutional independence. The relationship between Greenland and Denmark is a relationship that is full of fantasy and myths, and these myths are what Lau reflects and reacts upon. 

His films have won Grand Prix Nanook – Jean Rouch in France, the Golden Raven in Russia, World Cinema Doc at Kansas Filmfest, Nordic:Dox Award at CPH:DOX*, and 1st prize at Fokus Videokunst Festival,

His films have been shown among other at Beirut Art Center, the British Museum, BOZAR, Cimatheque, CPH:DOX, Darb 1718, Edith-Russ-Haus fur Medienkunst, Festival d'arts vidéo Clermont Farrand, Fotografisk Center, Green Lantern, Kunsthallen Nikolaj, Lumiar Cité, Malmö konsthall, Medrar for Contemporary Art, MOMA PS1, Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea Lisboa, Museum of Resistance Torino, OCAT, Smart Project Space, Zagreb Museum of Contemporary Art, Westfälische Kunstverein and WRO Media Art Biennale. 

Lau works under his own name and as a member of Kran Film Collective (1999-2020), Camel Collective (2005‐2014), and CUDI (2000-2002). Lau studied at the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program in New York, Experimentelle Mediengestaltung at Berlin University of Art in Germany, and fine arts at the Funen Academy of Fine Art in Denmark. 


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