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The Vasulka Effect

Hrafnhildur Gunnarsdóttir

Steina and Woody Vasulka, early pioneers of video art, are in the process of archiving their work. Although they founded the famous New York art space The Kitchen in the early 1970s, they have struggled financially in their retirement due to diminished interest from the art world. But now renewed interest in their work puts the Vasulkas back on the map and draws the attention of the most prestigious museums in the world. 

Original title: Vasulka áhrifin
English title: The Vasulka Effect

Director / screenwriter: Hrafnhildur Gunnarsdóttir 
Producer: Margrét Jónasdóttir
Director of photography: Arnar Þór Þórisson and Simon Klose
Editor: Stefanía Thors
Music: Philip Glass

Production company: Sagafilm and Krummafilms
Coproduction company: Production Prochazka

Secured funding: SVT, Czech Film Fund, Czech TV, RÚV, Atvinnu- og nýsköpunarráðuneytið
Contact: Margrét Jónasdóttir -
Production country: Iceland
Scheduled premiere: 2018

Production format: 4K
Length: 80 min. 
Screening format: DCP