Sagn om jord (Legends of Earth)

Video HD 16 min, 2019-2021. Norwegian w/English subtitles. In “Sagn om jord” (Legends of Earth) the point of view is from a distant future. The sci-fi inspired narrative is set in the region of Hardanger (Norway) where the landscape has vanished and all that remains is the local dialect. An excavation uncovers films revealing images from today’s Hardanger: the research …

Liv laga seg bevisløse tilstander (The Proofless State of Being)

Video HD 25 min. 2020. Collaboration with Ole Christian Ellestad. The film “Liv laga seg bevisløse tilstander” (The Proofless State of Being) looks at how modern sciences relate to the role of the patient and follows the paths of scientific research ahead and astray, through the history of psychiatry. The fulcrum of the film is an area called Gaustad in …

FØLGER AV BEFESTELSE (CONSEQUENCES OF FORTIFICATION)

Video HD 20 min, 2018-2019. Norwegian w/English subtitles. In “Følger av befestelse” (Consequences of Fortification) a female narrator follows in the footsteps of an elderly woman named Ruth B. through the remains of notes, images and dried plants. Ruth B. spent most of her life on different military bases accompanying her husband who was a Major in the military. Throughout …

Døgnfluens paradoks (The Paradox of a Mayfly)

3 screen video installation w/4-channel audio. 2018-2019. “Døgnfluens paradoks” (The Paradox of a Mayfly) takes as its starting point the architecture of a local cinema built in 1938 in Lofoten (Norway), in relation to the recollections of the building as a place and space. The institution has played a pivotal role in the lives of local youth for generations, sharing …

Igjen, gjennom hjertet (Again, through the Heart)

Video HD 30 min, stereo. 2-channel video installation/1-channel version. 2015-2018 Igjen, gjennom hjertet”, 75 pages (publication Norwegian/English). “Igjen, gjennom hjertet” (Again through the Heart) is based on an extensive archive of film, video, photos and audio from my Uncle Steinar (1922-2018). The project takes as a starting point his persistent documentation of life and considers how this affected his biography, …

Blåkopi (Blue Print)

Installation on a former military base (Ski, Norway) as part of festival “Sted søker kunst” Corrugated Iron, 33 cyanotypes , photos and texts. 2017 Blåkopi/Blueprint (2017) is a construction of corrugated iron in combination with cyanotypes (blueprints) of plants that grow in the area of a closed down military base together with text and found images. The military site is …

High Over the Border

“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

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. The piece takes as a starting point how we in our movement through life meet history across geography and time, almost randomly. What ties the places together and create idiosyncratic connections …

DET FALSKE SPILL (THE FAKE GAME)

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 – …