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 traces the footsteps of a disappeared, 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 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 location with the …

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 sound 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. 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)

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 – …