Mollie Nord – Graphic Design & Art Direction

A Visual Exploration of Asta Nielsen's Silent Body language

We are affective and physical before we are linguistic.

This book presents different visual themes and patterns of movement by the Danish silent movie actress Asta Nielsen (1881-1972).

With her body language, Asta could tell stories and personify her characters - bringing them to life and giving them meaning, hundreds of meanings. She produced "the pursuit of happiness through the drama of the body". We have looked closely at Asta and examined her Affect.

Project made in collaboration with Mathilde Huss-Hansen. 

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