Michael Madsen

Elektronisk Musik og Lydkunst



Baldersgade 6

2200 Copenhagen


Mobile: +45 26167923

E: teleapati@SoundArt.dk

DK-SE-nr.: 20888970

Vestjysk Bank: 7650 2669930



born 1971 - Film director and conceptual artist.




THE VISIT: A Film From Outer Space, 85 min. On the completion

of the Copernican Revolution: Direct contact with Alien Intelligent

Life. With United Nations Office For Outer Space Affairs, NASA,

European Space Agency and others a.o. Producer Lise Lense-Møller,

Magic Hour Films. Co-producers: Mouka Filmi, Finland, Nikolaus

Geyrhalter Filmproduktion GmbH, Austria, Venom Film, Ireland,

Indie Film, Norway. Worldpremiere at Sundance, World

Documentary Competition.

Cathedrals Of Culture: Halden Prison (3D)




. 27 min. On the

humanist ideals of the Scandinavian late-welfare state. Part of 6

films in 3D on architecture, the other directors are: Wim Wenders,

Michael Glawogger,


Robert Redford, Karim Aïnouz, Margret Ohlin

Producer: Anne Köhncke, Signe Byrge Sørensen, Final Cut for Real.

Co-producer: Neue Road Movies, Germany. Worldpremiere at the




DocumentaryConcert#2. Silent film on the composer Niels

Rønsholdt, 60 min, screened only with live music performance by

avant-garde ensemble SCENATET. Concept with music curator and

artist Anna Berit Asp Christensen.



The Average Of The Average. 55 min. 3D conceptual

documentary. For Middelfart Museum and The Heritage Agency of

Denmark, Danish Ministry of Culture. Producer Gallery Tusk.

Nominated for Best New Danish Documentary at CPH:DOX 2011 and

voted 2


nd best Museum Hit 2011 by Danish Agency Of Culture.

Worldpremere at Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2012, Plante

Doc, Warsaw.




(in 3D): Canal+ (Poland).



Into Eternity. A Film for the Future.

75 min. On the final solution

for nuclear waste. Producer Lise Lense-Møller, Magic Hour Films.


Audience Award, CPH:DOX, Denmark.

Grand Prix, Vision Du Réel, Switzerland

Panasonic Green Award, Planete Doc Review, Poland

Best Nordic Documentary Award, Nordic Panorama, Scandinavia

Grand Prix, CineEco, Portugal

Youth Jury Award, CineEco, Portugal

Lichtpunt Prize, festival des Libertes, Belgium

IDFA Green Screen Award, The Netherlands

Grand Prix FIFE, France

Best International Editing, Documentary Edge Festival, New Zealand

The most innovative approach to an environmental ussue,

Cinemaplaneta, Mexico

Crossing Europe Award 2011 European Documentary, Austria


Best Feature Documentary, Uranium Film Festival, Brazil

Trento Jury Prize, Trento Film Festival, Italy

Youth Jury Prize, Cinemambiente, Italy

Cinematography Award, Mountain Film in Telluride, USA

Best International Film, Antenna International Documentary Film

Festival, Australia

Grand Prix, Baikal International Festival of Documentary, Russia

Best International Feature Film, FilmAmbiente - International

Environmental Film Festival, Brazil

Special Mentions:

Docufest, Kosova

Sheffield Green Award, UK

Best International Feature Doc, Documentary Edge Festival, New


Green Gross Special Mention, Cinemambiente, Italy

Personal Awards:

Michael Madsen has been awarded ”Reel Talent 2010”, CPH:DOX.

Prize for Into Eternity, by the Danish Arts Foundation, Committee for

Film and Theatre:

Other festivals in competition include: Tribeca, HotDocs, Silverdocs,

Filmfest Munich, Sao Paulo IFF. Taiwan IFF.

Theatrical release:



Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Germany, Japan,

USA, Canada, Spain, Austria, France, The Netherlands.




DR (Denmark), YLE (Finland), SVT (Sweden), ORF

(Austria), Lichtpunt (Belgium), TV Cultura (Brazil), ETV (Estonia),

ARTE (France and Germany), RUV (Iceland), RTE (Ireland), YES

/DBS (Israel), NHK (Japan), NRK (Norway), Canal + (Poland), SIC

(Portugal), Russia K (Russia), Radio Televisio Belgrade (Serbia), RTS

(Slovenia), ETB (Spain, Basque), TV3 (Spain, Catalunya), RTS

(Switzerland, French), RSI (Switzerland, Italian)

Public Television (Taiwan), Channel 4 (UK)

Special Screenings:



In addition to traditional distribution and oneoff

events the film was screened at the below prestigious special


- A special screenings in the EU, spring 2011

- A UN-hosted screening of the film in New York during the UN

session, October 2011

- Magic Hour Films initiated an online screening event in

collaboration with Greenpeace to mark the Fukushima disaster:




in March 2012

-UN-hosted screening in Vienna, 22 October 2012





Silent film on the composer Bent

Sørensen, 60 min, screened only with live music performance by

avant-garde ensemble SCENATET. Concept with music curator and

artist Anna Berit Asp Christensen.




To Damascus. A Film on Interpretation.

Documentary, 40 min. Produced by Gallery Tusk.


Audience Prize: Best Documentary, Infinity Festival, Italy

Other festivals in competition include: New Vision Competition,

Infinity Festival, Italy, April 2005: Festival Litteratura, Manova,

Italy, 2005 Nordic Panorama, Bergen, Norway, 2005 CPH:DOX,

Copenhagen, Denmark, 2005 Kassler DocFest, Kassel, Germany,

2005 International Film Festival Rotterdam, 2006, It´s All True, Rio

de Janeiro, Brazil, European Media Art Festival 2006, Osnabrueck,




Celestial Night – a Film on Visibility

Documentary, 53 min. Produced by Gallery Tusk. Sold to YLE teema,

Finland and Arte France/Germany. Commissioning editors: Leena

Pasanen / Doris Hepp

Other festivals in competition include: Worldpremiere: International

Showcase at Hot Docs, Canada, 2003, E-phos, Greece, September

2003, Nordic-Swedish Film Festival, Japan, October 2003, Jihlava,

Czech Republic, October 2003, Infinity Festival, Italy 2004, Fribourg

International Film Festival, Switzerland 2005, Stuttgarter Filmwinter,

Germany, January 2004




Germany, France, Austria, Finland.




The Genesis of Modern Man’s Mind


Conceptual 3D

cross genre film, based on historical stereograms exclusively

from the year 1914 and guided by Robert Musil’s


Man Without




Producer Lise Lense-Møller, Magic Hour Films. New Danish


The Dream




Experimental 3D documentary on the end of the world.

Shot on location inside the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, at Baikonur

Cosmodrome, the world's first and largest operational space launch

facility and in Dubai. For Architectural Association School of

Architecture, London. Producer Gallery Tusk and



ODYSSEY: A Documentary Questionnaire For Manning A

Generation-Ship: One-Way Inter-Generational Deep Space





Crossmedia production. Producer Gallery Tusk &


INQUISITION: An Encyclopedia of Never Realized Dream

Documentary Projects




A merciless resurrection of failed visions


by the greatest documentary directors of our time. Producer Gallery


The Quiz Of Life: A documentary transmedia quiz for

primetime television.




Producer Gallery Tusk &


The Black Forest. A film on Modern Identity




The lifes and

disappearances of the key German master camouflage inventor in

WWII. Producer Lise Lense-Møller, Magic Hour Films, Gallery Tusk &





Human Happiness, a cultural & idea-historical exhibition

questioning concept of human happiness from the Middle Ages to

todays latest generation of


antidepressants. In collaboration with

Psychiatric Collection, Middelfart Museum Denmark. Producer Gallery




Do You Hear Voices? A sound documentary installation for

Psychiatric Collection, Middelfart Museum Denmark (2008). Producer

Gallery Tusk.

Copenhagen Statistics




2 min. Portrait of Copenhagen, short Film

for the magazine Rafskinna.



Audience (van Gogh#7), design of SPOR 2007, festival for new

music and sound art.

2005 Initiator of


Pictogram, film office collective in Copenhagen on the

development and the question of what documentary can be.



Public Service (van Gogh#6 *) Phase 1: Idea and concept for the

new music library in Odense, Denmark.



Memory and Forgetting. Sound art installation in collaboration

with soundartist


Øivind Weingaarde at Rønnebæksholm, Denmark



Sold (van Gogh#5*), conceptual installation at Charlottenborg

censored art exhibition, Copenhagen.



Transience, co-curator and producer of a Sound Art exhibition at

Kiasma, the National Museum of Modern Art, Finland. In

collaboration with Rita Leppiniemi.



Decay (van Gogh#4 *), a One-Time Art CD-rom.

1998 Technical sound installation and diffusion for the total reading of

Joyces Ulysses at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde,




The SOUND/GALLERY. Founder and artistic leader of the

Sound/Gallery, a 900 square meter sound diffusion system

underneath the Town Hall Square in Copenhagen, Denmark.




Noise/Over, a sound sculpture based on environmental sound



Founder of Gallery Tusk. Gallery Tusk differs from the traditional

gallery by not operating from any fixed geographical position.

Instead, each exhibition/project is conceived according to the

specific idea/location/media. The interest and intention of the gallery

is thereby to create a unique approach to exhibiting and perceiving

art. The gallery’s special interest is the public space. Supported by

Danish and international foundations.

*) van Gogh is an art group dedicated to the exploration of art and

mediation. www.soundart.dk


The Danish Film School: The sound of sound – on sound on film.

Designskolen in Kolding, Denmark. Idea-development and art.

Danish School of Design, Idea-development and art.

Royal Danish Academy of Art, Soundart.

Rhythmic Music Conservatory, Copenhagen, Denmark

School of Humanities and Communication Arts at the University of

Western Sydney

University of California

Architectural Association School of Architecture, London

ANDRA: France’s National Radioactive Waste Management Agency

Various Masterclass at film festivals.


Workshop For Individuals With Absolutely No Idea For A Film


Various courses on film.

1999 Arts History, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

one year supplementary study.

1992 Dramaturgy, Aarhus University, Denmark.