Marcus Lindeen Stockholm / Caen
Artist, author, stage director and film director Marcus Lindeen studied directing at the Dramatiska Institut (Stockholm University of the Arts). He made his debut in 2006 with The Regretters, a theatre piece and documentary film about two Swedes who change sex two times. The play has been translated into several languages and the film won numerous awards, including the European Film Award for Best Documentary (2010). His second production, Glorious Accidents (2011), a feature-length film, won an award at the Venice Film Festival and was screened at Centre Pompidou in 2012. Some of Lindeen’s theatrical works include: The Archive of Unrealized Dreams and Visions (Stockholm City Theatre, 2012) and A lost Generation (Dramaten, 2013) performed at the Swedish Parliament, as well as for television. His plays are staged at the National Theatre in Oslo and at the Schaubühne in Berlin. His works have also been shown at MoMA in New York and at the National Centre For Contemporary Art in Moscow. Wild Minds, created at the Comédie de Caen in France, was originally commissioned by the Modern Art Museum in Stockholm in 2013. In January 2017, Lindeen exhibited the scenography of his production The Raft in an interactive installation, as part of the Hors Pistes festival at Centre Pompidou. The Raft looks back on the story of eleven individuals sent aboard a boat in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, in the 1970s, in order to study their communal behaviour. The film was presented in preview on 11 February 2019 at Centre Pompidou, and also screened in French cinemas as well as in ten other countries. It has won several awards and has been shown at more than fifty festivals. It has also aired on the BBC and is a New York Times Critics’ Pick winner.