This autumn I was asked by Christian Tony Norum if I would like to be a part of a group exhibition he was hosting at the Munch Museum where he was doing a collaboration with the ongoing Jorn+Munch exhibition. My contribution was a video titled Burning guitar. The idea was to film and record the sound a of burning guitar, isolating the destructive crescendo from live performances. Many thanks to Espen T. Hangård for making the open power chord to initiate the sound, and to Rudi Simmons, Steinar E. Rossing, John Chr. Gulliksen and Oslo Brann- og redningsetat for helping me out. Please contact me for link and password to the video.
1+1=1 (dialog/dialogue) is a video installation made by Pablo Castro and Carsten Aniksdal with contribution from from Stina Høgkvist. The film was made as part of the Hvitsten Art-walk July, 2016. To be displayed vertically. Loop.
'Hole' is the second single from Norwegian Artist Susanna's album 'Triangle' to be released 22.April 2016.
The video is directed and edited by Carsten Aniksdal. Choreography by Shi Pratt. Dance by Elisabeth Christine Holth. Cinematography by Sølve Sæther. Light design and programming by Kyrre Heldal Karlsen. Light technician Kim Marius Abrahamsen. Stylist Sunniva Hartgen. Equipment Rodeo Film. Produced by SusannaSonata.
Music and lyrics by Susanna. Vocals by Susanna. Keyboards and piano by Anja Lauvdal. Tuba and electronics by Heida Mobeck. Drums and percussion by Hans Hulbækmo. Produced by Anja Lauvdal, Heida Mobeck and Susanna. Label SusannaSonata. Buy the record here!
UR are three collage clocks made by Are Mokkelbost for Bjørnsletta Skole in Oslo, Norway, 2014. They are a permanent public installation commissioned by Kulturetaten, Oslo Kommune, curated by Siri Austeen and Hanne Øverland. The fundamental concept is that the hands of the clock are replaced with rotating discs. The circular discs are cut into the clock face, across each image.The discs rotate; fragmenting and assembling the image as time goes by. Consequently the composition is always changing, each state representing the current time. The discs on the first clock rotate once every minute. The discs on the second clock rotate once every hour. The discs on the third clock rotate once every 12 hours. Together the three clocks tell the current time. Film by Carsten Aniksdal. Music by Are Mokkelbost.
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. Contact me for a password-protected link to the pilot.
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.