I Helheim II – Ordet

Production year: 2012

Format: Exhibition/Live event

Participants: Anders Lysne, Kenneth Varpe, Susanne Christensen, Tove Kommedal.

Exhibition at KINO KINO, Centre for Art and Film, Norway.

This Event/Exhibition is a collaboration with artists Varpe, Christensen and Kommedal and part of a series of shows at the West Coast of Norway. We use the book ‘Haugtussa’ (1895) by Arne Garborg as a starting point for dialogue and a catalyst for new artistic production.

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This specific event we focused on the similarities between the book and Carl TH Dreyers’ film ‘Ordet’ (The Word) from 1955. Both works feature a main protagonist living on the edge of normative reality, and deals with how these figures interact and influence the small community they are a part of. Formally the works also deals with the how language and subjectivity can be imbedded in specific landscape formations.

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At the KINO KINO event we took the audience through an interactive journey while screening ‘Ordet’: We interacted physically with the film along the way, creating multiple spaces of encounter, while also inserting other art works, screenings, and talks. In this way the cinematic space moved towards a more discursive installation environment along the way. 

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