Blåkopi (Blue Print)

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Blåkopi/Blueprint (2017) is a construction of corrugated iron in combination with cyanotypes, or blueprints, of plants that grow in the area of a closed down military base together with text and found images. The military site is an overgrown area where the remains and ruins of human interaction and political decisions are camouflaged by intentional and unintentional vegetation, revealing the …

High Over the Border

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“High above the Border” is about a film-clip of a hummingbird in flight, which migrated from the Nazis via New York Zoological Society and ended up in a Canadian documentary about bird migration. The story is based upon a transcript from a speech by the zoologist Fairfield Osborn at the Institute of Women’s Professional Relations in February of 1940, about …

HOW LANDSCAPES LEARN

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How Landscapes Learn (2014-15, HD 29 min) is a tale of movement between time and place, where deposits from the layers of history manifests itself visually in the landscape. Places include a nature reserve established in a former residential area called Dunton Plotlands and the prehistoric monument Stonehenge, both in England; the former military area Wünsdorf in Germany; Kragerø on …

DET FALSKE SPILL (THE FAKE GAME)

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Det falske spill (The Fake Game) (2014-15), HD 31 min)  takes as a starting point The Demon (Dæmonen), a lost Norwegian film from 1911. The only part of the film that exists today is what was censored, the rest is gone. The Fake Game is a reconstruction of The Demon by using clips from films – new and old – …

OM MÅSER OG GRÅSTEIN (OF SEAGULLS AND ROCKS)

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Om måser og gråstein (Of Seagulls and Rocks) (2013-14) takes as a point of departure an old Art Nouveau (Jugendstil) villa in the town of Ålesund which was occupied by group of people in the early 1970s in protest of it and the surrounding landscape being demolished. Ålesund is a town on the Norwegian west coast which burnt down completely …

NYBYGGEREN (THE SETTLER)

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After World War 2 there was a housing shortage in Oslo. Families and couples were given priority when housing was allocated. In contrast, single people, some of whom were war veterans, were largely overlooked. Many people who slipped through the cracks ended up building illegal shacks in the woods surrounding the city. The municipality turned a blind eye until the …

NO MAN’S LAND

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No Man’s Land (2012-2013) tells a story about a place in the very high north through a journey of preconceived images, myths, histories and first hand experiences. The starting point is a trip on a research vessel in the Arctic Ocean with scientists, where questions concerning the inconsistency and discrepancy between to see and to know, emerges. No man’s land …

GREAT PIECE OF TURF

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The video Great Piece of Turf (2011-2012)  explores place through the narratives of plants. A piece of uncultivated, urban land in Los Angeles was mapped out by collecting the histories of its plants with the help of local biologists and botanists. The place is by a former freight switching facility and the Los Angeles River. Whether a weed from China …