Stills started out as an experiment. I was interested in how video as technology could interact or inform our (physical) doing, and what this would produce in return. I wanted to see how presence could be experienced, like a physical idea, through this media. From a technical point of view the task was simple. I used the camera only to capture, and the people did the ‘effects’. I was working with the ambiguities and tensions between intention and action, playing with disturbances of the optical perception and notions of time and resistance.
by: Mette Edvardsen, filmed in Tromsø, Norway 2002.
special thanks to: Reima Kaiponen, Inge Lodewijks, Juha Lämsä, Jouko Karhu, Jari Karhu, Liv Hanne Haugen, Lawrence Malstaf, Yukiko Shinozaki, Leo and Heine R. Avdal.
Stills was created in the context of Sauna in Exile, a project by Heine R. Avdal, Mette Edvardsen, Liv Hanne Haugen, and Lawrence Malstaf.
Retrospektiv, Black Box Teater (Oslo) 1 - 10 October 2015
In-Presentable, La Casa Encendida (Madrid) 16 - 22 June 2008
Images and Views of Alternative Cinema (Nicosia) 7 - 8 June 2008
Borderline Festival, Platform China - Theatre in Motion (Beijing) 29 June 2007
Video dance, Thessaloniki Film Festival (Athens) 18 - 25 May 2007
La democrazia del corpo/ CANGO Cantieri Goldonetta (Firenze) 22 October - 12 November 2006
Figura N° Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Xing (Bologna) 21, 24, 26, 29 April 2006
DANSCAMDANS - Filmplateau (Gent) 24 26 November 2005
Dancenight, Kaaitheater (Brussels) 26 Febuary 2005
Fricties, Vooruit (Gent) 1 - 28 Febuary 2005
Bodyworks - PARCOURS 3- Vooruit (Gent) 28 April - 1 May 2004
Sauna in Exile, Norlysfestivalen, Rådstua (Tromsø) 21 - 25 January 2004
Design Futures, Goldsmith University (London) 14 November 2003
Sauna in Exile, Nordic Scene festival, Les Bains::Connective (Brussels) 4 - 8 December 2002