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New Mineral Collective

Emilija Škarnulytė and Tanya Busse in conversation with Mike Sperlinger
Wednesday 29.09.21

In connection with the exhibition Intimitet og nærhet at Kunstnerforbundet, a selection of video works by the artist duo New Mineral Collective will be shown at Kunstnernes Hus Kino. After the screening, there will be an artist talk with Emilija Škarnulytė and Tanya Busse.

The works that will be screened are Hollow Earth (2013, 20 min), Neon Oasis (2019, 11 min) and Pleasure Prospects (2019, 16:31 min).

About the artist duo

New Mineral Collective is a platform that looks at contemporary landscape politics to better understand the nature and extent of human interaction with the earth´s surface. As an organism, NMC infiltrates the extractive industry with alternative forces such as desire, body mining and acts of counter prospecting. Their work has been shown nationally and internationally, including SIART Bolivia International Art Biennial, Artists’ Film International Season 7, organized by Whitechapel Gallery; the first Toronto Art Biennial; SeMA Seoul Museum of Art; On Earth, Structure and Sadness, at Serpentine Galleries, UK; the Swedish Center for Architecture and Design, Stockholm; and most recently as part of Swimming Pool: Troubled Waters, currently on view at Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin. Since 2015, the artists Emilija Škarnulytė (born in Vilinus, Lithuania; lives in Tromsø, Norway) & Tanya Busse (born in Moncton, NB, Canada; lives in Tromsø, Norway) run NMC.

About the host

Mike Sperlinger is a writer and curator, currently professor of writing and theory at the Academy of Fine Arts in Oslo. He is the initiator of PRISMS, a new organization for moving images in Norway, which will have its first events at Kunstnernes Hus Kino later this autumn.

Photo: Stills from Pleasure Prospects, 2019. Single-channel 4k video. Courtesy of the artists.

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