Universal Body
A video production by Gunilla Leander and SU-EN 1999

A collaboration project between visual artist Gunilla Leander and butoh choreographer and dancer SU-EN (Susanna Åkerlund). The film premiered at the Uppsala International Short Film Festival of 1999.

Universal Body is a visual excursion, in which the body confronts the explosive forces of the universe. The concept of what constitutes human is being stretched. Where does one draw the line between form and matter?

Soundtrack Edvard Graham Lewis
Duration 5 min 30 seconds
Formats DV - VHS - Beta



2003 Montevideo, Buenos Aires, Santiago - Proyecto LIMES Projekt, Simrishamns International Art Film Festival
2002 Heterogénesis
2001 Fylkingen - Stockholm, Cantabile School of Stage Arts - DK
2000 Seoul, Århus Television - DK, Filmkontakt Nord Arkiv - DK, Museum of Modern Art - Stockholm, Media Dance video festival - Stockholm, Royal Festival Hall - London, SEKT - Stockholm
1999 Premiered at Uppsala Film Festival

Video extracts © Gunilla Leander
and SU-EN Butoh Company