KINOBOX at Rådstua Teaterhus (basement) opening hours:
Tuesday and Thursday 3PM – 7PM
10.11. & 12.11.2020
17.11. & 19.11.2020
We would like to invite you to the second programme from KINOBOX!
KINOBOX is a micro-cinema – an intimate screening space dedicated to showing artists' moving-image (AMI) in Rådstua (basement), in the centre of Tromsø. The KINOBOX is initiated, run and curated by Ruth Aitken and Sarah Schipschack.
During opening hours a single, short work will play on a loop, allowing people to pop in and out when they have time. Each programme will be available for two weeks. Our second programme will show the work I'm Sorry by artist Malin Lin Nordström.
The familiar (but tiny!) 4-seat cinema gives free access to film works. You can return, over and over, building up a relationship to a film, an artist or artists' moving image more generally. It offers a more comfortable viewing experience than a gallery, but you can still share the experience with others – much like cinema.
About the programme:
Malin Lin Nordström
Video, 06:40 (silent)
'I'm Sorry' is an attempt to connect and juxtapose geographical and emotional distance, this silent video work employs long continuous views of scenery and investigation of broken communication to explore the meditative state of mind that arises from the suspension and gaze of travel. Filmed in Sweden, Norway, USA, Mexico, Japan and Taiwan.
Creating immersive environments and interactive situations, Malin Nordström invites her audience to experiences in the borderland between reality and fiction. Dissolving the boundaries between science and belief, she builds participatory rooms for shared exploration of actions and rituals in a time of secularity and globalization. In her video projections and sound installations Malin often utilises remix and montage techniques to emphasize and juxtapose found texts and images, disclosing power dynamics and cognitive dissonance.
Often inspired by new technology, current political issues and her own upbringing in-between the European and Asian continents, she closely examines language, interactions and everyday performativity, delving into affect commodification and decision-making ethics, questioning contradictions and exploitation. At the core of her practice lies a fascination for the human experience – the ways we make meaning, identity and relationships.
We are grateful as this project has been made possible with help from Malin Lin Nordström, Rådstua Teaterhus, Kurant Visningsrom, Polar Film Lab and Tromsø Kunstforening.
Ruth & Sarah
Ruth Aitken has a Ba (Hons) in Time-Based Art and Digital Film (2012) from the University of Dundee and an MA in Contemporary Art from Tromsø Kunstakademiet (2018). In addition to working with moving-image within her own practice she has been producing artists' moving-image projects through Generator Projects, Dundee (2013) and latterly with Kurant Kino for Kurant Visningsrom, which she has been running since 2018. Curatorially and artistically, these have been geared towards serving their local community and meeting the cultural needs of the local art scenes, which are often underserved due to their distance from large art capitals (such as both Dundee and Tromsø).
Sarah Schipschack has extensive experience as programmer and film curator. She has worked for the independent arthouse cinema Kinobar Prager Frühling in Leipzig for 5 years. She was head of programming for her video store/ archive Filmgalerie Alpha60, and as curator for Reihe Experimentalfilm, she put together more than 50 programs, including more than 400 films and over 200 filmmakers and artists. In the years 2017-2019 Schipschack is Film Curator in Residence and in charge of building up an artist moving images program for artist-run initiative Kurant. In October 2017 she was guest curator for the second edition of AMIFF – Arctic Moving Image & Film Festival in Harstad, Norway where she put together a mini-retrospective of renowned female artists Lene Berg, as well as commissioning a work by young artist Ørjan Amundsen. Schipschack taught an Artists' Moving Image course at the Nordland Film- og kunstfagskole, Kabelvåg, Norway. Polar Film Lab, an analogue film lab in Tromsø, was established in 2016 together with Lithuanian filmmaker and artist Emilija Skarnulyte. Sarah currently is associated producer with Ic e-9 in Tromsø.