Welcome to artist Kjersti G. Andvig's latest film, an autobiographical video essay from Brussels! About the sense of belonging, Europe and the formations of 'new' identity communities. After the screening, there will be a conversation between the artist and director and visual artist Birgitte Sigmundstad.
About the film
An autobiographical video essay from the center of Europe, Brussels. The film extends over a period of five years until now. We follow the narrator in their encounters with different personalities who express different identities and life situations in a globalized reality, where belonging and homelessness are intersecting concepts. We meet artists, homosexuals, undocumented refugees and Eurocrats, who with their different perspectives have to deal with conditions over which they may have less control than they want to acknowledge.
The work is supported by the Visual Artists' Remuneration Fund, the Norwegian Photographic Fund, the Cultural Council and the Fund for Sound and Vision.
About the filmmaker
Kjersti G. Andvig lives and works between Belgium and Norway. She graduated from the Norwegian Academy of Fine Arts in Oslo (2003) and has exhibited at institutions such as Triangle France (FR), Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow (PL), Helsinki Art Museum (FI), Cabaret Voltaire (CH) and among others. She participated in the Lofoten International Art Festival (NO) and Eva International 2014 (IE).