DVD-publication and an exhibition of 4 loops shown in the Film-museum at the Norwegian film-institute, Oslo 2000. Also shown were 4 images on photographic paper mounted on aluminum (110 x 165 cm) and a print on canvas measuring (approx. 110 x 340 cm)
The prints exhibited were also the sleeve and inside pictures of the DVD-cover. With the film-loops they revealed a continuous story throughout the project.
In the 4 projects on the DVD, I created the soundtracks from samples made from my own voice and instruments I don’t know how to play. This was a first for me.
In 1999 I spent the evenings of the summer, autumn, winter and spring solstices filming myself worshipping streetlamps. Artificial lightsources illuminating the darkness. Maybe in the hope that they carried divine inspiration. Again and again, disappointedly departing out of the fixed camera’s frame. To give an air of precision to the project, I filmed at locations on the north, south, east and west side of Oslo. One for each solstice.
The “mirrored” version below makes the locations look a little bit like altar-pieces. I wish I had thought of that at the time.
8mm film footage and Betacam video-tape. The title stems from trying to make meaning out of shadows filmed on the walls of the Ris Church and at the Riis Gallery in Oslo, which are parts of this piece, but I also liked how the word seemed to stretch out in the repetition of it.
Fragmented and “coded” messages projected on a duplicate scenery of land, sea and sky. A one-screen “dual” version of The Sea project
The Meteorite Man ( a later version of this, with the music of Jøkleba, somewhere on this page )