Undersyn / Vision of wonder

2017–/2018.
Exhibition at Bodø Kunstforening in Bodø, Norway.
Varied materials.

Utilizing film, photography and installation this project presents a fictional portrait of the artist’s father Rune. Working as a carpenter near the end of his career, Rune starts to experience visual hallucinations and a scattered view of reality that have consequences for his work and sense of self. The project takes its departure from the fascinating condition called Charles Bonnet Syndrome (CBS), which is a visual deficit where people who undergo significant loss of vision can experience vivid hallucinations produced by the optic nerve.


Halogen work light, 90-year-old barn sidings, video projection.




Seven colour photographs. All 40 x 50 cm UV print on 3 mm aluminium. Edition of 4.
Havskodde / Sea fog. Photograph.




Rune. Photograph.



Barskog / Conifer forest. Photograph.






Undersyn / Vision of wonder

2018.
Film. 17 minutes.
4K ProRes file. 2K DCP.

Undersyn (Vision of wonder) presents a fictional portrait of the filmmaker’s father Rune, a carpenter nearing the end of his career. Rune starts to experience visual hallucinations and a scattered view of reality that have consequences for his work and sense of self. The film in its hybrid form explores possible intersections of experimental documentary, abstract film and fake-fiction.


Stills from the film.


Cinematography by Jørgen Bull.

Winner of the Critics Award at The 43rd Trøndelagsutstillingen in 2019.

The film and the exhibition is kindly supported by Arts Council Norway, Norske billedkunstneres vederlagsfond and Bodø kommune.