Orientalisk Intermezzo: Axel Petersén

20 February - 20 March 2016

Based on a true story.
Based on true actual events that may appear out of order.


Egyptian Noir at the brink of 2016.
An investigation in the museum of paranoia.
Eighteen motives. All but dead ends.


Platform 1 or 2 / Khamsin retreat
En route Presidential
New year, old Salat
Trapology / once a safe house
Scrub of the Sudan
Death of a trickster / RIP Omar Sharif
Wash away Jetty
Paper airline / a wet-lease voyage
River Nile to Le Caire
Urman vapor
Port of Esna 3
Mr Swellam's very last client X
Snack break / The Mokattam rendezvous
The Cultural Attaché
Morning shower / it runs deep
Cleopatra's 2nd exit / grotto
The Cataract affair(s)
Labyrint of Mövenpick




Axel Petersén (born 1979, Stockholm) is a visual artist and filmmaker who has made a variety of films, videos and video installations that have been shown in art galleries, institutions, film festivals and cinemas worldwide, e.g.; Gallery Niklas Belenius, Dumbo Arts Center NYC, Venice Film Festival, BAAD Gallery Tel Aviv, Arkitektur Museum Stockholm, Favorite Goods Los Angeles, Palais de Tokyo, Galleri Arnstedt Östra Karup, Museum Reina Sofia, GOOD TV, Berlin International Filmfestival, DETOUR Cairo, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Toronto Film Festival, Galleri Bastard Stockholm and OVNI Barcelona.


Axel Petersén is educated at FAMU, the Czech film school, The Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm and the Mountain School of Arts in Los Angeles. He is currently based in Stockholm.

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