FØLGER AV BEFESTELSE (CONSEQUENCES OF FORTIFICATION)

“Følger av befestelse” (Consequences of Fortification) follows a fictional first person who comes across a collection of things left behind by a disappeared or possibly deceased older woman named Ruth B. Ruth B. spent most of her adult life stationed at different military bases accompanying her husband, a major in the military. In an attempt to formulate an alternative perspective …

Døgnfluens paradoks (The Paradox of a Mayfly)

The Paradox of a Mayfly (Døgnfluens paradoks) is a video installation which takes as it’s starting point the architecture of a local cinema in Lofoten (Norway) in relation to people’s recollections of the cinema as a place and space. The cinema was built in 1938 and shares location with the town hall. It has served an important role in the …

Igjen, gjennom hjertet (Again, through the Heart)

“Igjen, gjennom hjertet” (Again through the Heart) is based on an extensive archive of film, video, photos and sound from my great-uncle Steinar (1922-2018). The project takes as a starting point his persistent documentation of life and considers how this affected his biography, memory and ways of seeing. Steinar begun to photograph and film in the 1940s and continued ceaselessly …

Blåkopi (Blue Print)

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

“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 – …

OM MÅSER OG GRÅSTEIN (OF SEAGULLS AND ROCKS)

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)

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 …