How New Yorkers Feel About Art (in 3 Words or Less)

In this miniature documentary, a Copenhagen-based filmmaker explores one of the world's toughest questions: How do you feel about art?

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Last year, the wonderful Fifty People One Question project, a finalist in the first annual Vimeo Awards for creativity and innovation in online video, was among my most-loved articles all year, and for good reason--a beautifully simple premise, even more beautifully executed, peeling away at the most authentic of human sentiments about life. Now, a new microdocumentary by Copenhagen-based filmmaker Christian Svanes Kolding takes a similar approach to a much more niche topic: art. The descriptively titled How Do You Feel (About Art)? asks New Yorkers for a three-word answer to the seemingly simple question, only to reveal the rich complexity of art's impact on the human psyche.

How Do You Feel (About Art)? from svanes on Vimeo.

Christian is also the talent behind The Things We Keep, the lovely short film I raved about over a year ago.


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