Long Story Short (2021)

Hugo Ljungbäck (b. 1996) is a Swedish video artist, film curator, and media scholar. His research focuses on the intersection of video art, media archaeology, and the archive, and examines the materiality of the moving image and its processes of mediation. His award-winning videos, which have screened at over 50 festivals and museums internationally, regularly explore queer subjectivities and tell underrepresented stories about intimacy, coercion, surveillance, and historical memory. He is a PhD Student in Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Chicago and holds an MFA in Studio Art from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a BFA in Film and Media Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is Co-chair of the Association of Moving Image Archivists’ Small Gauge and Amateur Film Committee and Editor of Artifact and Apparatus: Journal of Media Archaeology.