Nattsvermere

Distant spaces, close view.(Films)

Distant spaces, close view was produced for Public Art Screens/Iolab.

Throughout the year Public Art Screens will present various international artists working with videoart relating to dance- every month a new artist will be presented with 4-5 works.
In June 2015 we presented works by Linda Birkedal.

About the films:
The footage in the films in “Distant spaces, close view” series was shoot in the years 2011-2014. The edit has been done in 2015. The works is highly personal. Body and nature is central. I am body. I am nature. Looking at the difference between nature and culture in connection to the body, this is an on-going issue Linda Birkedal has been working with for several years.

Curated by Hege Tapio.
Supported by Stavanger kommune.

Press:

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Distant voices (2015)
Director/Choreographer: Linda Birkedal
Idea and production: Molitrix Scenekunst
Dancer/choreographer: Linda Birkedal
Film/edit: Linda Birkedal
Music: Linda Birkedal

Distant voices is about longing for time that has past and will never return. It is connected to memory and trying to hold on to it in the search for what comes in the future. Balancing between the past and the future, the horizon will always change connected to time.

I close my eyes and I can hear you voice
In the distance, far away
I feel you breath, like cool fog in the summer morning
Coming closer
Distant voices

I breathe water (2015)
Director/Choreographer: Linda Birkedal
Idea and production: Molitrix Scenekunst
Dancer/choreographer: Linda Birkedal
Film/edit: Linda Birkedal
Music: John Derek Bishop

The footage is recorded during residency at Obrestad lighthouse summer 2014. For a week Linda Birkedal was living and working by the sea on the west coast of Norway. During the working period she was confronted with her fear of being alone, slow time, and darkness. Living most of her life close to the sea, this was an experience to be even closer, taking it in both day and night by swimming in the water and watching the activity on the sea, listen to the waves and smelling the ocean.

Lonely as light (2015)
Director/Choreographer: Linda Birkedal
Idea and production: Molitrix Scenekunst
Dancer/choreographer: Linda Birkedal
Film/edit: Linda Birkedal
Music: John Derek Bishop

The film was shoot in Hammerfest working with the ideas to the performance of In between. It deals with the issue of always being between something or someone. It structural, dealing with light as structure, and its personal, loneliness as a choice for artistic creation. Loneliness as a positive tool, and a choice.

Nattsvermere (2015)
Director/Choreographer: Linda Birkedal
Idea and production: Molitrix Scenekunst
Dancers: Mari Flønes, Erikk Mckenzie
Filmphoto: Kenneth Varpe
Film edit: Linda Birkedal
Music: John Derek Bishop

Two people, searching for each other. Searching for support, love, challenge and life. Like moths in the night, they move closer, and move away. Always in search for the right moment.

Skin (2008)
Director/Choreographer: Linda Birkedal
Idea and production: Molitrix Scenekunst
Dancers: Lene Stenseth, Linda Birkedal
Film/edit: Linda Birkedal
Music: Hemmelig tempo/Gunnar Innvær

Slow moves (2004)
Director/Choreographer: Linda Birkedal
Idea and production: Molitrix Scenekunst
Dancers: Marit Sandsmark, Linda Birkedal
Film photo: Zardasht Ahmed
Film edit: Linda Birkedal
Music: Kjetil B. Aabø