XÉNITEIA/XENITEIA (How We Live Together)

The fourth in the 4 film short film series entitled HOW WE LIVE TOGETHER created by multi disciplinary artist Anne K Senstad, with acclaimed actor Bill Sage and audio management by producer JG Thirlwell for an enhanced listening experience. The films are extractions from French philosopher Roland Barthes 1977 critical lecture series How To Live Together, on ideorrythmic living formats; contemplations on social and historic structures of monk societies and orders as a format for ideal of living and what that means, mirroring those isolated states, Bill Sage sets our critical world under transformation and upheaval in perspective. XÉNITEIA/XENITEIA unfolds notions of exile and displacement as being states of isolation, and contemplations on the departure from ones motherland. With Bill Sages thorough background in film, tv and stage - his intimate and exquisite monologue readings draw the listener into his inner world of philosophical contemplations, emotional and psychological observations, set onto a poetic tapestry of social documentation in New York during the pandemic and the artists archival footage, edited in the visual language of stream of thought. The short film series is a collaborative remote project between the artists during the pandemic of 2020-21 as a response to a world in crisis, transformation and regeneration.

  • Anne Katrine Senstad
  • Bill Sage
    Key Cast
  • JG Thirlwell
  • Anne Katrine Senstad
  • Roland Barthes
  • Anne Katrine Senstad
  • Bill Sage
  • Anne Katrine Senstad
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    actors monologue, artist video, theatre performance, performanceart
  • Runtime:
    17 minutes 39 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 1, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital camera & phone footage
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Streamingmuseum.org
    New York/Global
    United States
    October 31, 2021
Distribution Information
  • AKS Studio
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Anne Katrine Senstad

Anne Katrine Senstad is a visual artist who has since the 90's created, shot and produced over 15 short films and video art works that have been exhibited at museums, galleries, new media and film festivals.

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Director Statement

The four shortfilms in the series HOW WE LIVE TOGETHER, in which Xeniteia is the 4th and last of, stands out as a unique creative and moving project created during the pandemic, in New York - as a way to understand and process our times and the critical changes we are all facing as a living infrastructure through philosophical views of the human condition and our history.