About the event
For this year's edition we invited five artists to present their upcoming projects: Birgitte Sigmundstad, Mohamed Jabaly, Signe Rosenlund-Hauglid, Sanjey Sureshkumar and Jason Havnerås. There was also an insightful talk and Q&A by curator and writer Erika Balsom, who writes about the intersection between art and film, and is a co-curater of the touring exhibition No Master Territories: Feminist Worldmaking and the Moving Image. Additionally there were presentations of curatorial work from both Norwegian and Swedish institutions, including Galleri F15 & Momentum, Film i samtidskonsten and GIBCA biennale for samtidskunst.
In the evening there was a screening program in collaboration with the Oberhausen Short Film Festival. We presented a section of the main thematic program of this year’s edition: Against Gravity. The Art of Machinima. The curators of the program, Vladimir Nadein and Dmitry Frolov, introduced the films and did a Q&A via Zoom.
Read more about The Art of Machinima here.
On day two, artist and filmmaker Sara Eliassen did a presentation about her exhibition Images [and Talking Back to Them]. Afterwards there was a curated screening program in the cinema with the films; Days by Ellionor Aurora Aasgaard and Zayne Armstrong, Blomster by Neil Wigardt and Love and Greed and Pain and Lust by Anette Gellein.
The Art + Film Alliance – meeting was held twice in 2022. The aim of the event is to create a space where screening arenas, curators, programmers, festivals, artists, distributors and educators can all come together to strengthen the relationship between art and film, and create more opportunities for artistically ambitious and challenging films to be screened.
About the Jack Film Agency
The Jack Film Agency was founded by eight filmmakers and curators, and is a Norwegian distribution collective for films that are artistically ambitious. Jack’s work is focused on spreading artist and independent film to new arenas, enhancing the public relevance of film, as well as strengthening the artist’s right of disposal of their own work.