The “You Don’t Love Me Yet” project, a bittersweet convergence between the individual and the audience, consists of both a film (2003) in which a group of Swedish musicians are coming together to record a cover version of the 1984 ambiguous love song “You Don’t Love Me Yet”, by the Texan singer-songwriter Roky Erickson, in Atlantis studio in Stockholm, and an ongoing live tour (2002-2013) in which local musicians in different cities were invited to cover the same song. It has during the tour been covered again and again and repeated in a wide variety of interpretations each reflecting the participants' own personal style. In this project, the cover version is used as a catalyst to explore ways of maintaining originality and uniqueness of personal as well as artistic integrity both on an individual and collective level. In an archive presentation, the film version of the project as well as the almost 300 live versions are on display.
A film by Johanna Billing. Cinematography by Manne Lindwall
(Original song by Roky Erickson, published by R.Erickson 1984) Musical arrangements by Ida Lunden. Recorded and mixed by Pontus Olsson in Atlantis Studio, Stockholm June 2003
Performed by Andreas Söderström, Frode Fivel, Lisa Lundqvist, Lina Selleby, Sara Lunden, Steven Cuzner, Ida Lunden, Magnus Wikström, Per Lager, Karl-Jonas Winqvist, Erik Bünger, Henry Moore Selder, Åsa Sohlgren, Marcella Svensson, Adam Kammerland, Björn Carlberg, Vijaya, Emely Ahlsen, Anders Norman, Märta Myrstener, Valdemar Gezelius, Hanna Jensen, Aina Myrstener, Christian Hörgren, Paola Cederberg, Marcus Palm, Stefan Zschernitz, Albion Venables, Ayesha, Per Gäfvert, Eric Beyond, Vejde Gustavsson, Patrik Anderson, Martin Linder, Magnus Henriksson, Jakob Hallberg
Procuced by Index in collaboration with Nifca, Helsinki. Co-producers and collaborative partners for the film and tour: Eskilstuna's Konstmuseum (with Balsta Musikslott), Norrköpings Konstmuseum (with Allmän Kultur, Norrköping), Konstkonsulenten in Jämtlandslän (with Mångkulturkonsulenten and UKM), Konstkonsulenten in Västra Götalandsregionen (with Vara Kommun), Gävle Konstcentrum (with Musikhuset and Kultur och Fritid) and Ystad Konstmuseum.