Cinema Calheta - TEMPORADAS, Portugal
- Place Ponta Delegada, Azorene, Portugal
As part of the TEMPORADAS of North Norwegian Art Center, we have assembled Infrastructures of Perception - a film program taking place in Cinema Calheta, during March until May.
Infrastructures of Perception
Salt lakes at the lowest point on earth; the transaction of seeds between an Arctic vault and Lebanon; seafarers aboard mega-ships shuttling between Asia and Europe, gigantic gyruses carrying objects across oceans in vortexes. This film program unfolds through relations of material and sensorial experience along Transatlantic lines. We´ve chosen works that focus on infrastructures of perception; ones that arise from an entanglement of geography, historical events and the deep time of geology, and that are felt through the cinematic apparatus of the camera lens.
10. March 9PM
Films by New Mineral Collective
with introduction by Tanya Busse
Hollow Earth 22 min, 2014
Neon Oasis 11 min, 2018
Your Body Is A Mine 6 min, 2018
Pleasure Prospects 16 min, 2019
New Mineral Collective is a platform based in the Arctic that looks at contemporary landscape policy to better understand the nature and extent of human interaction with the earth’s surface. As an organism, NMC infiltrates the extraction industry with alternative forces such as desire, body mining and counter-prospecting. Since 2015, the artists Emilija Škarnulytė (born in Lithuania, living in Tromsø, Norway) and Tanya Busse (born in Canada, living in Tromsø, Norway) have run NMC. NMC’s projects have been screened nationally and internationally, including the SIART Bolivia International Art Biennial, Artists’ Film International Season 7, organized by the Whitechapel Gallery; the first art biennial in Toronto; 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 the Swimming Pool: Troubled Waters, currently at the Künstlerhaus Bethanian, Berlin.
The Forgotten Space by Allan Sekula and Noël Burch
24. March 9PM
The Forgotten Space follows container cargo aboard ships, barges, trains and trucks, listening to workers, engineers, planners, politicians, and those marginalized by the global transport system. Sekula e Noël visited displaced farmers and villagers in Holland and Belgium, underpaid truck drivers in Los Angeles, seafarers aboard mega-ships shuttling between Asia and Europe, and factory workers in China, whose low wages are the fragile key to the whole puzzle. And in Bilbao, they discovered the most sophisticated expression of the belief that the maritime economy, and the sea itself, is somehow obsolete.
A range of materials is used: descriptive documentary, interviews, archive stills and footage, clips from old movies. The result is an essayistic, visual documentary about one of the most important processes that affects us today. The Forgotten Space is based on Sekula’s Fish Story, seeking to understand and describe the contemporary maritime world in relation to the complex symbolic legacy of the sea.
Post Capitalistic Architecture with Joar Nango
4. May 18h30PM
Joar Nango, a Sámi architect and visual artist from Northern Norway, will present "The Post Capitalistic Architecture TV-SHOW”, an art project and ongoing study of architecture after the fall of capitalism, done in collaboration with his cousin and filmmaker Ken-Are Bongo.
In "PCA-TV", we are introduced to the artist's home and local environment in Sápmi, the traditional homelands of Europe's northernmost indigenous group. For the series, Nango and Bongo travel through the Arctic landscape in a mobile TV studio built in an old red van and explore everything from vernacular building techniques to major political power structures that form the basis of the built environment in the North. They meet with many guests - academic researchers, craftsmen, lawyers, artists, herders, and activists, over a campfire coffee cup in the car or zoom conversations projected on the halibut stomach screen mounted in the studio.
In the seminar at vaga, Joar Nango will share a few snippets from the Tv-series and introduce some of the main artistic reflections the project deals with.
Joar Nango, born in 1979 in Alta, Norway, is a Sami architect and indigenous artist living in Norway. Nango's work investigates the nomadic conception of space, territories, and ideas of the concept of home. He focuses on different ways of dealing with materiality, movement, and space. He has exhibited internationally as an individual artist, among other places: Documenta14 (2017), Chicago Architecture biennale (2019), Bergen Kunsthall (2021), National Museum of Canada (2019), National Museum of Norway (2022), Institute for Modern art (Brisbane, 2019). He is also involved in more collective projects. In 2010, he established the architecture collective FFB, which makes architecture that celebrates the failure of capitalism. Since 2020, he has been host and director of the ongoing TV production PCA-TV (Post-Capitalist Architecture TV), in which the 6th episode is a commissioned work for the Toronto Art Biennale in May 2022.
TEMPORADAS is supported by the Connecting Dots - Artistic Mobility and Audience Development program of the EEA GRANTS fund, in a strategic partnership and co-financed by the Municipality of Ponta Delgada.