CV – Liselotte Justesen
Graduated as Scenographer/Production Designer (MMA) at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design in 2000.Freelance Production Designer and Set Designer on film, TV and theatre
Additionally functions as Designer, Presenter, and Organiser of cultural projects and ART INSTALLATIONS in collaboration with different organisations and institutions.
The common thread in the various works and projects is the curiosity and desire to create universes and tell stories using stage-managing and space.
EMPLOYMENTS film, TV and theater productions:
Anemone Teater, Teater Ofelia, Teater Masken, Aarhus Teater Borgerscenen, DR Fiktion, DR Ramasjang, TV2, TV 2- Zulo, TV2- Charlie, Nordisk film &TV, Nice Ninja, 41Shadows, Kamikaze film, Koncern film og TV, Copenhagen film and TV, Radiator film, First lady film, Den Danske film skole, Filmskolen I Ebeltoft, Magic Hour Film, Danish Doc Production, Tsomm pictures productions, Haslund and Dencik Film, Skandinavisk Film Kompagni, Bald Film, Niels Frandsen Production
Production design or set Design for Feature film, Short film and TV-series:
Productions designer, Feature film, Kaptajn Bimse og Gogeletten ” - Produced 41 SHADOWs
Productions designer, Feature film, ”FANTASTEN” - Produced FAGO film.
Production designer, Feature film, ”Between Here and Now” (ongoing) - Produced by 41Shadows.
Production designer, Feature film, ”Guldkysten” (The Gold Coast) - Produced by Haslund and Dencik Film.
Production Designer, TV-series for children, ”Mors lille hjælper” (Mom's Little Helper) - Produced by DR.
Production Designer, Feature film, “The Stranger Inside”- produced by Drama Deluxe.
Production designer, Short film, “Sort kaffe og vinyl” (Black Coffee and Vinyl) - Produced by Tsomm Pictures Productions. Winner of Robert for Best Short Film
Production designer, Chrismas TV-series, “H*A*S*H”- produced by DR
Produktion Design, Feature film, “Himmerland”- produced by Radiator film.
Production Designer, Short film, “Der er en yndig mand” (This Charming Man)- Produced by M&M Productions. Oscar for best Short film
Production Designer, Feature film, “Humørkort-stativ-sælgerens-søn”(The Man Who Couldn’t Say No) - Produced by Bald Film.
Production Designer, Short film, “Fucking 14”- Produced by SUPER 16.
Production Designer, Short story, “Uhyret under sengen” (The Monster Under the Bed) - Produced by Radiator film.
Production Designer, Short film for children “Kikser”(Slip Up) - Produced by Nordisk Film & TV.
Production Designer, Short film, ”Lost Weekend”- Produced by The Danish Film school.
Production Designer, Short film, for Children, “Op med humøret Emil” (Cheer Up Emil) - Produced by Magic Hour Film.
Production Designer, Short film for children, “Hotel Pandemonium”- Produced by Filmværkstedet
Production Designer, Short film, for Children, “Lille far”(My Little Daddy) - Produced by Magic Hour Film.
Production Designer, Short film, ”Kuppet”- (The Heist) Produced by The Danish Film school.
Production design for Animation
Productions designer, Animation, IKEA -
Productions designer, Animation, "Spis pænt Torsten" Produced by Made in Copenhagen.
Productions designer, Animation, "Tom inden i" Produced by Made in Copenhagen.
Production designer, Concept-development, Animation, "Lille Allan, den Menneskelige Antenne" (Little Allan, the Human Antenna)- Produced by Nice Ninja.
Production designer, Animation, ”Gristina”- Produced by Kamikazefilm.
Production Designer, Animation, ”Growing Pains” - produced by First Lady Films.
Production designer, Documentary, “Den bevægende jord”(The Moving Earth) - produced by Danish Doc Production.
Production designer, documentary, “Den sidste epidemien”(The Epidemic)- Produced by Niels Frandsen Production.
Concept/Development, Animation “Sherezades fortællinger”(The Stories of Sherezades)- Produced by Nordisk Film & TV.
Concept/Development, Feature film, “Strings” - Produced by Nordisk Film & TV.
Production Designer, Animation, ” The New Year celebrations”- Produced by The Danish Film school.
Stages design, Set design, Video design for Theater and Tv
Stages, video and costume designer, Children’s play, ”Lyset og lykkens edderkop” (The Light and the Spider of Happiness) - Produced by Anemone teatre
Stage designer and animator, Children’s play, “Drengen der lå i sin seng og sov, mens hans far og damefrisøren så på” (The Boy Who Slept While His Dad and the Hairdresser were Watching) - Produced by Anemone Teatret
set designer of Vesterbro’s Christmas Tree Installation “for hulen i julen” (Christmas in the cave). Made in collaboration with the local association of Vesterbro
Stage and costume designer, Theater, “Den danske tragedie” (The Danish Tragedy) - Produced by Theater Ofelia
concept-development, TV-series, “Kvindestemmer” ”(FemaleVoices) - Produced by Copenhagen film &Tv.
Set designer, Interactive installation, Produced by Borgerscenen at Aarhus Teater.
concept/Development, TV-series, “Nytårstalen” (The New Years Speech) - Produced by Copenhagen Film & TV
Stages Designer, Theater, “Mor, Mig og Mænd”(Mom, Me & Men) - Produced by Egnsteater Masken.
Set Designer, TV talk show, “Twist and Shout”- Produced by Skandinavisk Film Kompagni for TV2 Charlie.
Set Designer, TV-talk show, “Uden Adam”(Without Adam) - produced by Nordisk Film and TV.
Set Designer, TV talk show, “Go Morgen Danmark”(Good Morning DK)- Produced by Skandinavisk Film Kompagni for TV2
Set Designer, license spot, Produced by DR
Set Designer, TV youth talkshow, “RundFunk”- Produced by Koncern for TV
Set Designer, TV-talk show, “Sara and Signe” - Produced by TV-Zulu.
Set Design, TV youth talk show, “Milk- Shake”- Produced by TV-Damark
Teaching set and Production design:
Guest Lecturer, The Danish Film School.
Guest Lecturer, European Film School in Ebeltoft.
Guest Lecturer, The Danish Short and Documentary School.
Cultural projects, including workshop and documentary staging:
Cooperation Partners & Contributors in various Art and Cultural projects:
Den Danske film skole, Aarhus Teater Borgerscenen, Børns vilkår, Dansk Røde Kors, HELSE, Bodenhoff,
Hjemløse kongressen, Reden, Værestedet Dortheavej, Natherberg Hvidovre, Asylcenter Sandholm,
Asylcenter Jelling, Asylcenter Kongelunden, Anstalten Hersted Vester, Sønderkærskolen, Enghøjskolen, Børneuniversitetet, Centret for latinamerikanske migrationsstudier,
Center for antropologi, Københavns Universitet, foreningen Apparat, Verdenskulturcentret, Verdensbørns.
Sponsors: VI KBH`rpuljen, Vesterbro lokalråd, Vesterbro kulturhus, Kvindemuseet, Sammenslutningen af danske scenografer, Københavns Kommunes Kunstråd, Aarhus Kommune Kunstråd, Statens Kunstråd,
Huskunstnerordningen Statens Kunstfond.
Provider and organizer of the seminar “Product design – a course, an education” at The National Film School of Denmark. A seminar for Executives in the film and television business as well as Teachers and Directors from art- and cultural institutions in connection with Mergers in education in the Ministry of Culture. Also the Programme Planner and Co-Editor of the supplementary compendium.
Workshop manager at conference “sten, papir, saks” (rock, paper, scissors) for Landsforeningen Børn, unge og kunst (National Association of Children, Youth and Art).
Teacher and programme planner at The National Film School of Denmark’s education in multiple cameras.
A four - week course: “de arketypiske rum” – The archetypical space” and “det dynamiske rum – The dynamic space”.
Idea and organization of the workshop “Guerilla Barak” - a cross-genre workshop for the children’s institution “Bodenhoff”. Working with how to sense different spaces as mood-setter and artistic expression. (9 weeks) Made in collaboration with Bodenhoff. (Project funded by Danish Arts Foundation)
Set Designer and Workshop Manager of a citizen-involving installation “Nabo installation”(Neighbour installation) at The Aarhus Teater (Theatre of Aarhus). Cross-genre and citizen-involving installation, where we move the theatre into the city space. Made in collaboration with Citizen’s Stage for Aarhus.
Idea and organization of the workshop “Re_place”, a cross-genre and cross-media workshop at Ellebjerg Skole in Sydhavn. The 8th grade at the school is invited to explore their local environment, collect material (digital and physical), process it and re-insert it into the city space (9 weeks) Made in collaboration with composer Casper Cordes. (Project funded by The Danish Arts Foundation, Huskunstner)
Idea and organization of the workshop “Generationsmøder” (Meetings of generations) a workshop between Randbøllen Youth Centers and Care Center Bonderupgård. The children at Randbøllen interview and make portraits of the old people at Bonderupgård (8 weeks). Made in collaboration with Youth Center Randbøllen and Care Center Bonderupgård. (Project funded by The Danish Arts Foundation, Huskunstner)
Idea and organization of the workshop “Mit værelse” (My Room), an artistic course at the after-school centre Randbøllen about and highlighting the children’s needs and desire to have their own space.
ART INSTALLATIONS/ Documentary staging:
Artist and Organizer of the documentary staging “Home is where the heart belongs” in Argentina, 2009.
An exploration on how Nationality effects the human need to define oneself, how this becomes visible in our homes, and how the longing for one’s place of birth often creates an overly romantic vision of that place. Made in collaboration with Argentinsk Forening I Danmark (Argentinian Association in Denmark and (CEMLA) Centre of Latin American Migration Studies. Displayed at the spring exhibition at Kunsthal Charlottenborg. (Project funded by SDS)
Artist and Organizer of the interactive cross-media installation “Living Rooms of My Neighbourhood”. The installation allows the audience to switch between images and sounds from different homes into the everyday-life of 5 completely different families from Vesterbro. Made in collaboration with composer Casper Cordes at the VI KBH Festival.
Artist and Organizer on the interactive video installation ”Min familie” (My family), A video consisting of 6 portraits of 6 different divorced families. With the child as the center of the story the project portrays and visualizes the development of the family: from a nuclear family it changes into a separated and larger, mixed family. Made in collaboration with Radiator Film. It was displayed at the video festival FOKUS at Kunsthal Nikolaj and at Kvindemuseet (Women’s Museum) in Aarhus.
Collaborating Artist on the interactive cross-media display “Hjemme hos mig” (At my home) at the Women’s museum. The exhibition focus on the separated and brought-together family, a humoristic representation of families in our time with mothers and fathers – substitute mothers and substitute fathers – siblings and half-siblings. Made in collaboration with Statens Kunstfond (Danish Arts Foundation) and The Women’s Museum.
Artist and organizer of the documentary staging “Dage hos mor/ dage hos far” (Days at Mom’s/Days at Dad's)
Six children tell their stories of when and for how long they live in each of their homes.
(Project displayed at Kvindemuseet's exhibition "My place" and in connection with the conference "En håndsrækning til den brudte familie" (Reaching Out to the Broken Family) BØRNS VILKÅR (Childrens Aid Organization)
Artist and Organizer of the documentary staging “hjemme hos mor/hjemme hos far” (At mom's Place/
At Dad's Place). A Photo Installation consisting of 6 pieces of photography describing the differences in physical aspects between mom’s place and dad’s place. (The project was displayed at: Den Frie - Contemporary Art House, City Hall of Copenhagen, at Women's Museum exhibition "My place" and in connection with the conference "En håndsrækning til den brudte familie" (Reaching Out to the Broken Family) BØRNS VILKÅR (Children’s Aid Organization) in debates about divorce at Christiansborg (Danish Parliament) as well as published in various papers and magazines (Information, Helse, etc.).
Artist and Organizer of the documentary staging “På ubestemt tid” (Confined Indefinitely) a documentary photo installation portraying six inmates from psychiatric prison Herstedvester. The project was displayed at: Den Frie - Contemporary Art House, City Hall of Copenhagen. Made in collaboration with Herstedvester.
Artist and Organizer of the documentary staging “Uden hjem” (Without a Home) a documentary photo installation portraying six homeless women from Copenhagen by showing their few belongings.
The project was displayed at: Den Frie - Contemporary Art House, City Hall of Copenhagen, at Women's Museum exhibition. Made in collaboration with the drop-in centres Reden and Dortheavej, and The Red Cross Natherberg in Hvidovre and their visitors.
Artist and Organizer of the documentary staging “ASYL?” (ASYLUM?) a documentary photo installation investigating the development of the room of different Asylum Applicants, during different periods of staying , from one week till ten years.
Made in collaboration with: Asylum Centre Sandholm, Asylum Centre Kongelunden, Asylum Centre Jelling.
It was displayed at Kunsthal Charlottenborg, City hall in Copenhagen, and published in different papers and magazines (Information, Berlingske, Jyllandsposten).