Public screen intervention, in and around Oslo Central Station. June 11–17, 2018.
The Feedback Loop. Text
The video work The Feedback Loop was an intervention into a number of commercial screens in and around Oslo Central Station. Interrupting the running imagery, a series of short vignettes using appropriated material from the Norwegian- German film Symphonie des Nordens (Julius Sandmeier, 1938) was montaged with material shot on site at the Central Station. Considering that The Feedback Loop was a site specific project, the remaining piece is today a 16mm film documenting the intervention; reflecting upon the screens, its’ environment and the passersby passively resisting to be captured by the moving images surrounding them. A document of the ecology consisting of the material on the screens, the screens themselves, and the humans.
The Feedback Loop was the first iteration of a project running throughout 2018 with Munchmuseet on the Move. The project had three different instalments: The public screen intervention, a screening and conversation series programmed by the artist, and a solo exhibition with guests. The Feedback Loop aimed to explore how moving images, screens and screen technologies take part in the production of our memories, using ideological material from 1920- and 30s cinema and political history as a starting point.
Irmgard Emmelhainz – Aestethic Materialism under Absolute Capitalisms
The Feedback Loop: Fragmented. 16mm film / video works / photographs. Solo exhibition with invited guests, Munchmuseet i Bevegelse – Kunsthall Oslo, 2018. The exhibition includes contributions by artists Lynn Hershman and Colectivo Los Ingrávidos, as well as the film Finding, made in collaboration with Leslie Thornton.
The Feedback Loop: Fragmented was a multiscreen & media installation, consisting of 16mm films, video works and photographs – a three dimensional mindmap of moving and still images, spread out as a collage in space; works and references co-existing in a non hierarchical system. This was the concluding chapter of The Feedback Loop, and aimed to further reflect upon the fragmented subject in a screen-saturated existence, as well as exploring strategies of resistance employed by artists working in film and video working to challenge established truths and narrative formats surrounding us.