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IS-SLOTTET AND THE FLOW OF BODY SPACES
31.8–21.9 2016

C-salen

The programme Is-slottet and the Flow of Body Spaces presented in co-operation with Nordisk Panorama – Nordic Short & Doc Film Festival zooms into a selection of current art film and video productions. The selected works are rooted in an experienced reality, its politics and affections, but suggest and map out trajectories. In a world of big data and extinction the “imaginary documentary” is an inside/outside process and like in the Norwegian author Tarjei Vesaas’s novel Is-slottet (The Ice Palace) suggests the body as a space.

All selected films undertake in their own particular way affective and material-based research and highlight the subjective interaction between producers, viewers, materials and the environment. There is a prevailing interest in how collective and subjective narratives are visually materialised and manifested. Underlying is a deeper interest in how psychology can be manifested through material, imaginary sensualities rather than the verbal. Conversations are held across disciplines and genres creating a polyphonic iteration composed of many different elements that speak and listen to one another.

Participating artists: Ronak Moshtaghi, Daisuke Kosugi, Josefin Andersson, Hannah Wiker Wikström, Klara Ström, Helle Siljeholm, Silje Iversen Kristiansen, Camilla Figenschou, Liv Bugge and Agnieszka Golaszewska
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Curated by: Susanne M Winterling and Saskia Holmkvist, artists and professors at the Academy of Fine Art in Oslo


FILMS IN THE EXHIBITION

JOSEFIN JUSSI ANDERSSON, KLARA STRÖM, HANNAH WIKER
Omslutande / Enfolding, 2015 (11:53 min)

LIV BUGGE
Hyperborean-Room Ballads, 2008 (26 min)

CAMILLA FIGENSCHOU
Pil og bue / Bow and Arrow, 2016 (64 min)

AGNIESZKA GOLASZEWSKA
Need More Space Than Time, 2015 (22:13 min)

SILJE IVERSEN KRISTIANSEN
Seks moderne stoler / Six Modern Chairs, 2015 (2:33 min)

DAISUKE KOSUGI
Leave Fucking “Society” Alone, 2015 (4:30 min)

RONAK MOSHTAGHI
Metal can-Paper-Thread, 2015 (1:27 min)

HELLE SILJEHOLM
Looking at chemicals, 2016 (8:04 min)


ABOUT THE CURATORS

Susanne M Winterling is an artist and Professor of contemporary art at KHIO in Oslo. Winterling has a practice nurtured by a collective background and studies in philosophy (focus on artificial intelligence and ecofeminism). Sensually, playfully rearranging parts and perception structures that form our bodily experience Winterling’s work triggers perceptual and critical consciousness. Images and information are considered in their spatial and sociopolitical context with a feature of re-relating it to the probing of the limits of the medium being used.

Saskia Holmkvist is a Swedish artist and Professor of contemporary art at KHIO in Oslo. Holmkvist’s work is an ongoing exploration into questions of the professionalization of language and concerns of translatability of subject positions. Holmkvist creates mostly performative encounters between different protagonists invited from their professional fields to interact through improvisation and in relation to site specificity through conceptual approach borrowed from the artistic and academic field, such as journalism, theatre or psychology.

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