The Passagefestival VHS-montage.

Film

During August 1-6 I spent most of my days and nights living in the spectacle called PASSAGE. Performing acts from all around the world took the streets of Helsingborg and Helsingör, and made them their stage for a week. I was hired to document the events in Helsingborg, put the footage on a drive and send it over to Denmark for editing.

So this is not an official video in any way – I made this for me. I got so many great shots (I have over 50 hours of material) and I couldn’t help myself from making a little montage with some of it. Recently I also got a hold of Red Giant’s Universe for After Effects and that comes with the most diverse VHS-plugin I’ve seen so far.

If you know me a bit, you know I love anything out of the 80’s. I grew up with VHS-casettes and I still remember editing my first movies with an old Panasonic camera and a VHS-player. It’s not for everyone, and some people might wonder why you would take perfectly fine images in vibrant colours, and drag it through the analog mud. Well, because it’s an art form, it’s nostalgia, and just as unexpected and glitchy as half-improvised acts on the streets. This is the Passage VHS montage.

Music used: Hogan Grip – “Stance gives you balance”

If you have any questions about the acts feel free to ask and I’ll point you in the right direction. And if you don’t like my montage – have a look at some cleaner photos from the event here.

Passagefestival – The photocollection.

Photography, Photoshop

Documenting this years Passage-festival (one week of “street-theathre” in Helsingborg & Helsingör) was a blast. I met so many amazing people on the job, both performers and spectators. Street-theatre really brings out the best in (most) people and there were so many golden moments to capture. I mainly filmed the events but there were times when a photograph just did the job better. These are some of my favourite moments.