Jannicke Låker and Per Teljer

Short film program og artist talk

Artists Per Teljer and Jannicke Låker both attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Trondheim in the 1990s, an academy that at that time placed great emphasis on time-based media. They were both active in the young, Scandinavian art scene characterized by slacker art: an immediate and unpretentious art form in which humor, noise and energy were important elements. Tunet is their first collaboration in over twenty years. The film is shown together with a selection of older works by both artists.



Between My Legs (Låker, 1998, 2 min)
9 1/2
(Låker, 2000, 9.30 min)
Sketch of a Rape Scen
e (Låker, 2003, 12 min)
(Låker, 2013, 9 min)
Deaf Throes
(Teljer, 1998, 7 min)
The Samaritan
(Teljer, 2000, 4 min)
(Teljer, 2014, 26 min)

PREMIERE: Tunet (Låker/Teljer, 2019, 6 min)


19:15 Conversation between Låker, Teljer and Silja Espolin Johnson (Head of program at Kunstnernes Hus Cinema)

About Jannicke Låker

Jannicke Låker, born in Drammen 1968, lives and works in Berlin and Oslo. She works mainly with film and video art and is best known for her uncompromising treatment of taboo topics such as shame, guilt, loneliness and death. Her works explore film as a medium and blur the boundaries between fiction and reality and fiction.

Jannicke Låker has exhibited at the Whitney Museum NYC, the Moderna Museum Stockholm, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Oslo, and separate exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art Krakow, the Artists Association of Oslo, Lilith Performace Studio Malmö, the Kunstlerhaus Bethanien Berlin and the Stenersen Museum in Oslo. Her work has been shown at a number of international film festivals and been nominated for the Arte award at the Hamburg International Film Festival. Låker has received the Terje Vigen- and Film Critics Award in Grimstad.

About Per Teljer

Per Teljer was born in Smögen, Sweden (1970) and works and lives in Oslo and Berlin. He works with film, drawing and painting. His works have an apocalyptic atmosphere where the anxiety of death is a major driving force. Darkness characterizes the aesthetic design of the works, and outsiderdom, guilt and fear are recurring themes. Teljer's film work is often about man's shortcomings, where the solutions to problems turn out to be a physical or mental power struggle with fatal results.

Per Teljer was a member of the video art group Sunny Heart Videos (1994-1997) and has participated in exhibitions at Galleri Struts, Oslo, Gallery Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Gallery F15, Jeløy, Färgfabriken, Stockholm, Gallery UKS, Oslo, Bergen Kunsthall, Museum for Contemporary Art, Oslo, LIAF (Lofoten International Art Festival), Halle 14, Leipzig, Akershus Art Center, Lillestrøm, Trafo Kunsthall, Asker, Tegneforbundet and Tegnetriennalen 2019-2020, Artist's House, Oslo. He is represented, among others, at the National Museum in Oslo and the Bergen Art Museum.