A Documentary Series about the former Claus Beck-Nielsen Killit Films


NIELSEN is a filmic documentary portrait of the former author and performance-artist, Claus Beck-Nielsen and his artwork Das Beckwerk.
NIELSEN shows how it is to live when you have declared your own death and turned your own identity in to an artistic experiment. NIELSEN illustrates the collision between the performance and the surrounding world.
At CPH:DOX the first two episodes are shown: ’The Funeral’ (Retssagen) and ’The Trial’ (Retssagen).
We meet Nielsen at his own funeral, together with his daughter and at a trial at the danish High Court, where his former performance partner accuses him of stealing his identity.

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  • Cæcilie Østerby Sørensen (Director)
  • Noa Victor Vedde (Video Designer)
  • Peter Fugl (Sound Designer)
  • Nielsen (Contributer)
  • Cæcilie Østerby Sørensen (Playwright)
    Stadig Væk (Composer)