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Charli & The Factory
2024, ca 30 min

in production  

in collaboration with Zayne Armstrong





While taking photos for a puff piece at a gym, aspiring journalist Charli witnesses a FitWatch exploding, ripping off a runner’s hand. But the gym employees don’t seem surprised. In following the money, Charli’s love life, chosen family and body become entangled in the perils of skimming the terms and conditions. This melodrama uses glitchy animation to satirise gig-economy labour.

Read more on Ellinor Aurora Aasgaard & Zayne Armstrong’s website


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Films
Beni: Under the Influencer
2024, ca 30 min

in production   

in collaboration with Zayne Armstrong






Running from past embarrassments, influencer Beni has come to town in order to overcome stage fright and find a new self as a serious thereminist, but it’s not paying off fast enough and debt is racking up. When hairdresser Shawndee shows up with a dubious total-make-over contraption, Beni must give up the digital world that has thus far defined reality.

Read more on Ellinor Aurora Aasgaard & Zayne Armstrong’s website

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Films
Days (pilot)
2022, 70 min

in collaboration with Zayne Armstrong





Adaptable and multilingual gig economy labourers search for self-realization — but when faced with the consequences of their ethical relativism, will they be drinking their hard-earned flat white alone... forever?

Read more on Ellinor Aurora Aasgaard & Zayne Armstrong’s website


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Films

Missed Connections
2020, 10 min



animation by Mario Campos Castellano / Gomi.to

music by Ellinor Aurora Aasgaard, Caroline McCarthy, Stix Omar

voice acting by Rb E Moran, Andreas Brenner, Donedeal2, Glatttamama, Dolly_donut
“Missed Connections leads one through a Kafkaesque, gamified universe, motivated by a child’s instinct to bolt. The title implies something lost, referencing divergence and separation, which is reinforced visually by the film’s setting inside an aircraft: a real, suspended place of transience. The genderless child scoots alone through evolving scenes, bombarded with brand names and adult situations, building a sense of confusion and disorientation for both the protagonist and viewer, not unlike playing a new computer game for the first time. Using the naivety of childhood as a lens through which to perceive the Anthropocene in a particular way, Aasgaard illuminates the absurd and hopeless. Bookending the film are scenes of anthropomorphised rubbish. A mother-figure embodying a shampoo bottle speaks to our imploded ecological situation. With the tropical slogan that reads “ORGANIC – NATURAL,” we are reminded that organic is now something made from plastic.”

-Phoebe Emerson (excerpt from the catalogue of the exhibition It's Just a Phase, curated by Rhea Dall and Elmgreen & Dragset)


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Films

À la Carte
2019, 12 min

in collaboration with Bror Sander Berg Størseth,
as Aurora Sander



animation by Mario Campos Castellano / Gomi.to

voice acting by Andy Moss
A British narrator, not dissimilar to David Attenborough, takes you on a deep dive into the art world. What are the mechanisms governing the art market and who’s in charge? Á La Carte takes a humorous look on the food chain in this ecosystem. Is it possible to change our course?


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Films
Sit-Show
2018, 9 min 


in collaboration with Claude Eigan, Alizée Lenox & Elizabeth Ravn
In the back room of a local bar, four puppets meet for a group exhibition. As the evening progresses, the conversation strays from art to drunken banter about identity, mortality, and time wasted on social media. 









Category
Films

Someday’s
2017, 5 min

in collaboration with Bror Sander Berg Størseth, Josep Maynou, Jessica Lauren Elizabeth Taylor




animation by Mario Campos Castellano / Gomi.to

music by 333 Boyz (Sam Lubicz & Liam Morrison)

SOMEDAY’S is part of a series of TV Shows and exhibitions curated by CONGLOMERATE. Founded in 2016 by Sol Calero, Ethan Hayes-Chute, Derek Howard, Christopher Kline, and Dafna Maimon, CONGLOMERATE explores the potential of the Television Network model, utilizing the organizational structure and output format of “television” while building a collectivity-focused network. Shows and guest artist contributions are combined into 30min Blocks of content viewable at Conglomerate TV.  

In this episode, Saskia’s blind date ends in disaster, two rogue hound dogs turn the house upside down, a pair of boobs get antsy and an overflowing toilet reminds everyone what friendship truly means. 

SOMEDAY’S is brought to you by the creators of the hit show “Another Day, Another Drama”, the rising young star of “The Ninja from Marrakech”, and the mind behind the award winning documentary “Mother Earth.”

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Films
Phonehenge
2024-
Granåsen Ski Centre,
Trondheim (NO)

in production   

in collaboration with Zayne Armstrong


Phonehenge takes its inspiration from Stonehenge. From a far it will look megalithic structure, but on closer interaction the three stones will be clearly legible as enlarged reproductions of cell phones in concrete, whose pixelated screens are colorful mosaic tile works.

We are interested in a public sculpture in the tradition of monuments, as something that points to a history that should not be forgotten, as a gesture to a future where things are different. In the spirit of Stonehenge as a site of communion with the heavens and the earth, we borrow this version of thinking about the monument: to erect a gateway that invites us to connect our memories to the present, and to bring these memories with us into the future. We want our sculpture to be a homage to the resources that have been sacrificed for the sake of the community, while also not overlooking the inestimable value of technology as a contemporary form of togetherness.

The jury’s statement:
The sculpture's large dimensions make it an eye-catcher for visitors on their way into the park via central entrance routes, inviting them to stay and wonder in the green areas, adding identity to the place as a meeting place. The proposal manages to illuminate the relationship between humans and technology and nature through elements of nostalgia, irony and surprise. This adds a seriousness and playfulness to a facility consisting of tight infrastructure in the face of forest and field.

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Public Art
Rendering by Dorian Cani
© 2023 Ellinor Aurora Aasgaard