No Man Is an Island, 2002

Jesper Just
No Man Is an Island, 2002
Colour video projection, sound
4 minutes
Installation view


Jesper Just’s works lack dialogue, allowing viewers to use their imaginations to construct a 'before' and 'after' for the events filmed, creating a larger human melodrama.

In 2013, Just’s work was featured in a solo exhibition at the Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, Denmark, and he represented Denmark at the Venice Biennale, Italy.

Solo shows of his work have also been held at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK (2011); Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, USA (2009) and the Brooklyn Museum, New York (2008).

This person was part of Sharjah Biennial 11


Just, Jesper

No Man Is an Island

In Just’s earliest video, made when he was a student at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, an older man begins dancing in a public square, oblivious to the laughing gawkers who pass by.

Just, Jesper

Sirens of Chrome

Shot in downtown Detroit, Sirens of Chrome follows four women in a car as they drive through deserted city streets.