Film seminar: Where Memories Are Made

Film and the Politics of Remembrance

Please join us for a week-long film session and seminar presented by osloBIENNALEN FIRST EDITION 2019–2024 in collaboration with Kunstnernes Hus October 18–27, 2019

The seminar is free, but due to capacity you need to book in advance by clicking HERE.


As part of its autumn programme, osloBIENNALEN FIRST EDITION 2019-2024 is presenting a season of new and earlier film productions by Dora García (ES), Jonas Dahlberg (SE), and Javier Izquierdo (EC) in collaboration with Kunstnernes Hus. The programme has been curated by Eva González-Sancho Bodero and Per Gunnar Eeg-Tverbakk in discussion with Ronald Van de Sompel and Kjetil Jakobsen, as part of the preparations for osloBIENNALEN–Notebooks, an international online circular exploring contemporary art in public space. It presents amongst other works the first outcome of the biennial’s film production unit Crimes of the Future, a film by Javier Izquierdo: a film about the 1966 film adaptation by Henning Carlsen of Knut Hamsun’s 1890 novel Hunger.

The programme’s title Where Memories Are Made: Film and the Politics of Remembrance refers to a news report about a brain scan technique that visualizes the physiological processes of memory. The season and seminar explore the way film and the visual arts represent and re-invent memory by revisiting history, constructing docufictions or creating counter-narratives. It also exemplifies the role of the moving image in articulating models addressing the politics of remembrance.


Jonas Dahlberg

Elisabetta Fabrizi (moderator)

Dora García

Per Gunnar Eeg-Tverbakk

Katerina Gregos

Eva González-Sancho Bodero

Javier Izquierdo

Kjetil Jacobsen

Trond Lundemo

Ronald Van de Sompel

Eivind Røssaak

Aaron Schuster

12:00 Registration

13:00 Introduction to the biennial and presentation of the seminar

13:10 And what about art? On biennials and best practices. Opening lecture by Katerina Gregos

13:40 The Grin and the Chagrin: On Javier Izquierdo's Crimes of the Future: A film about a book about a city (2019) by Eivind Røssaak

14:10 Memory Wound. How to Make Memories with Art. Contribution by Kjetil Jakobsen on Jonas Dahlberg’s Notes on a Memorial (2018)

14:40 Q&A

15:05 How Not to Normalize Normality: Some Lessons from Anti-Psychiatry and the October Sexual Revolution. Contribution by Aaron Schuster on Dora García’s The Deviant Majority (2010) and Amor Rojo (in progress)

15:35 Cinematic Mnemotechnics by Trond Lundemo on Javier Izquierdo’s A Secret in the Box (2016) and Panamá (2019)

16:05 Q&A

16:15 Plenary discussion, moderator Elisabetta Fabrizi

This is a collaboration between osloBIENNALEN FIRST EDITION 2019-2024 and Kunstnernes Hus. More information about the Biennial can be found on their website.