Just a quick shot to manifest my enthusiasm over participating in the masterclass program with Wim Wenders and interviewer Kalle Lochen at Filmens Hus last Thursday. Even shook hands with the master - such a great afternoon!
Berit Kristoffersen and I was invited over to the 29th Leeds International Film Festival to show some clips and talk a bit about our documentary Parallax as a part of the festival's Arctic Encounters program. The clips will serve as a teaser and will precede the full length documentary Dreamland by Britt Kramvig and Rachel Gomez. PL219 is produced by Rodeo Film & Arctic Encounters.
I got inspired by the solar eclipse on the 20th of March this year to start shooting Polaroids again. For a long time I've had a special relation to this format. First and foremost I like the fact that there only exist one of each image. No negative or digital raw-file to render the possibility of reproduction - just the monumental singularity of the moment. I also like the fact that it takes time to develop. This creates a prolonged anticipation to re-experience the moment just captured and fires neurons into a synapse to create a feeling of nostalgia. A nostalgia over something that recently happened.
Third film from my minimalistic musical portrait series. I decided to start this project portraying my many friends with musical talent. The rules are simple: it has to be shot in my winter garden, there can be no cuts and they have to perform live.
This time it was finally my dear friend Tommy's turn. I've been begging him to pick up the guitar again after some years of restitution from his delicate and powerful ensemble, Happily Ever After.
Too moved to move the camera stayed in a fixed position this time - letting the music breathe within the portrait. Shot on the 1st of April 2015.
Just returned form Tromsø where my friend Berit Kristoffersen defended her ph.d. “Drilling oil into arctic minds? State security, industry consensus and local contestation” and is now a certified Dr. I made this image for the front cover and also contributed with images from our field trips inside.
"Calvaeolina" is taken from the album "Grand Mutation" (Touch, 2007) by Lasse Marhaug and Nils Henrik Asheim. Published by Touch Music [MCPS] - touch33.net
The film was shot and edited by Carsten Aniksdal and Mathis Ståle Mathisen and was part of the production of "Grader av hvitt" by Nils Henrik Asheim at the Stavanger Concert Hall, October 2014.