Did you see Midsommar (Ari Aster, 2019) and would like to go even deeper into the Folk Horror genre? Welcome to an evening with international art films in which folklore and myths are the narrative centre and where forgotten creatures and ghosts come into contact with the present.
Contemporary expressions produce connecting threads, time folds into itself letting ghosts and semi-forgotten entities touch the present and beyond.
About the event
‘Not really now not any more’ is a programme of short films intersecting with themes from Folk Horror. Old stories are retold, mythic echoes, deep time is evidenced through traces in the landscape.
Presented and curated by Erik Martinson, guest curator at the Nordland Art and Film School. The screening will be followed by a conversation between Martinson and writer Rob Young.
The following short films will be screened:
Weirdstone (for Alan Garner) (Adam Scovell, 2014, 3:04 min, UK)
Shouting at the Ground (Graeme Arnfield, 2017, 17:28 min, UK)
Mushrooms, I Have No Time (Lizete Upīte (Murovska), 2014, 5:00 min, Latvia)
Trappistian Nightmares (Milo Creese, 2019, 11:38 min, UK)
Tracking Sasquatch (field report #1) (Christina Battle, 2010, 4:50 min, Canada)
Tungijuq (Felix Lajeunesse & Paul Raphaël, with Tanya Tagaq, 2009, 7:23 min, Canada)
Nekrosus (Una Hamilton Helle, 2010, 4:00 min, Norway)
The Jungle Knows You Better Than You Do (Juanita Onzaga, 2017, 20:20 min, Colombia)
Wakening (Danis Goulet, 2013, 8:51 min, Canada)
Total length of the film program: 85 min.
Still image credit: Shouting at the Ground, Graeme Arnfield, 2017, courtesy of the artist.