Swerve (You're Gonna Die Up There)

3 Channel HD Video, 10’00”, 2016

It is only moments since the young girl Regan Theresa MacNeil interrupted the party, addressing Captain Billy Cutshaw directly: “You’re gonna die up there”. After which she peed obliviously on the carpet, right there in the bourgeois Washington residence. Now the astronaut Billy Cutshaw - who first appeared in The Exorcist (1973) prior to a space mission, and later reappeared, as committed mental patient due to his refusal to travel to the moon, in The Ninth Configuration (1980) – is driving through the dark streets of Washington DC. During his drive, from the exact address of the original party, across Capitol Hill into the ghettoized neighborhood of Anacostia, and from one Hollywood fiction to the next, Billy Cutshaw will meet his future self, who will convince him not to go to the moon.



Billy Cutshaw (Past and Present): Peter Juel Bonneman


Stand-in (Billy Cutshaw): Andreas Christensen


Score performed by Orchestra Con Fuoco with conductor Jørgen Fuglebæk.


DP: Adam Jandrup

1st Assistant Camera: Kasper Loft Bylov

Chief Lighting Technician: Noah Lynnerup

Lighting Technician: Kasper Mønster

Dolly Grip: Rune Egegaard

Production Sound Mixer: Jonatan Jacoby

Production Manager: Camilla Agerskov

Production Assistant: Sissel Abel

1st Runner: Emilie Viktoria Kjær Næss-Schmidt

2nd Runner: Niels Billeskov

Sound Design: Jacques Pedersen

Score Composer: Tine Vitkov


Thanks to: Tina Helen, Kamma Listoft, Jacob Lillemose, Lui Gram Mokrzycki, Silas Inoue, Asbjørn Skou, Theis Wendt, Falck.


Supported by: Danish Arts Council, KBH Kommunes Billedkunstudvalg, Grosserer L.F. Foghts Fond, Danish Arts Workshops, Danish Conductors Association, Overgaden – Institute for Contemporary Art.