INFORMATION IS FREEA FILM Directed and produced BY JOHAN SÖDERBERG AND ERIK PAUSER Music Lucky PeoPle Center
Lucky People Center, is a pioneering multimedia collective. Rooted in Sweden, this group emerged during the 1990s and quickly gained international recognition for their innovative fusion of music, film, art, and technology. The collective started as an underground illegal nightclub in Gothenburg. It moved its base to Stockholm in the early 1990s, forming a multimedia and musical collective. The collective produced the short films, "Information is Free" and "Electronic Pollution" comprising of short videos put together to two 30 minutes films. The films are made up primary from samples from different TV channels and some documentary footage collected in various parts of the world. The experience from making the short films as well as the way of working, were utilized in Lucky People Center's most notable work, the full-length film "Lucky People Center International", directed and edited by Johan Söderberg and Erik Pauser. The difference being that in this film the directors collected all the material themselves during a year and a half of travels around the globe. Released in 1998, the film is showcasing the diversity of human experiences their passion and beliefs, shedding light on social and cultural phenomena around the globe. Lucky People Center were playing some major events around Europe during this time. For the live events the group developed a video-sampler that was triggered by a D-Drum. The also mixed up to ten separate video streams projected on large screens surrounding the stage.
"Information is Free" and "Electronic Pollution" have been screened at various venues, including Norrköpings Konstmuseum, The Kitchen New York, Moderna Museet Stockholm, Documenta X Kassel, Galleri Forum Malmö, Palais des Beaux-Arts Brussels, Centre Georges Pompidou Paris, Bouschouwburg Brussels, Statens Museum for Kunst Copenhagen, Living Art Museum Reykjavik, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, and Borås Konstmuseum. Additionally, the films have been shown on MTV, as well as numerous festivals and television networks worldwide. "Information is Free" was nominated for Deutcher videokunstpreis and MTV videoawards. It was awarded first price as best experimental film at Nordiskt Panorama 1996.
Information is Free 1995, video 30 min. Directed, produced and edited by Johan Söderberg and Erik Pauser. Music by Lucky People Center Production company Brandklipparen.