Programme

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    Digital guidad tur  13~01~2021

    Konstnären Andréas Brännström berättar om Vita Duvans fängelse- och byggnadshistoria och rollen det haft i Luleå stad under de aktiva åren 1856-1979.
    Rundturen har sin utgångspunkt i byggnaden och verket 'Vita Duvans Lament' av Maria W. Horn som just nu visas som en del av Luleåbiennalen.

    I 'Vita Duvans Lament' väcks både byggnaden och platsens historia till liv igen genom den audiovisuella installationen, som integrerar med byggnaden och tidigare fångars berättelser.

    Visningen publiceras på Norrbottens museums Facebooksida.

    Info:

    Date: 13.1.2021

    Time: 19:00

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    Online Screening  02~01~2021

    Holidays and time for art film! Over two days, the 1st and 2nd of January, The Luleå Biennial offers you the opportunity to take part of a selection of video works, included in the 2020 biennial Time on Earth, on our website. A private cinema in time of resting, waiting for brighter days. Common to the films on view are components of magical realism. The concrete complex of reality interacts with elements that float, haunt and come to life.

    The films will be available for streaming on our website from 12 noon on Saturday 2 to midnight on Sunday 3 January.

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    Works included in the program:
    Gago Gagoshidze, The Invisible Hand of My Father, 2019
    Ana Vaz, Sacris Pulso, 2008
    Peter Weiss & Hans Nordenström, According to Law, 1957
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    Gago Gagoshidze, The Invisible Hand of My Father, 2019

    Gago Gagoshidze paints a portrait of his father and his right hand. Born 1953 in Georgia, the father belonged to the wave of migrants who after the fall of the Soviet Union came looking for work in the countries of Western Europe. The film takes place in an altered state, as it is recorded after a workplace accident in which Gagoshidze’s father lost his hand in a cement-mixer. As a result he returned to Georgia and settled in a cabin in Racha, where he now lives a quiet life made possible by a monthly pension for the disabled provided from Portugal. The hand hovers above him like a spirit in the magnificent surroundings of the mountains of Caucasus. It reminds us of the fact that the accident took place ”in the right time”: Right before the ”invisible hand” of the global market lost its grip. Thus the hand functions as an image of shifting economical landscapes – from the fall of the Soviet Union to the global financial collapse of 2008 – and a prosthetic with which a meaningful relationship cannot be formed.

    Giorgi Gago Gagoshidze (b. 1983, Kutaisi) is an artist based in Berlin.
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    Ana Vaz, Sacris Pulso, 2008

    The vast open spaces between residential blocks and experimental concrete structures set the stage for a reflection on the city of Brasília in Ana Vaz’s video work Sacris Pulso. Accompanied by quotes from Clarice Lispector’s books, Brazil’s masterminded capital emerges as a ghost from the utopia of architectural modernism, and using the fragmented layerings of the collage, Vaz develops anachronism as a principle.

    The film revolves around the paradoxes of temporality. It depicts a world where the narrative of progress has lost credibility and where a chord struck on a bass instrument can cause cars, trams and waterfalls to change directions, and instead be sucked into a backwards vortex. Vehicles and waterways of all kinds stand in for the machines and systems that once represented faith in the future, but which, in their accelerated contemporary state, only seem to transport us further away from the world. Thanks to Light Cone, Paris.

    Ana Vaz (b. 1986, Brasília) is an artist and filmmaker based in Paris.
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    Peter Weiss & Hans Nordenström, According to Law, 1957

    In According to Law, Peter Weiss gives a penetrating documentation of claustrophobia, alienation and absence of sexual life in a youth prison in the 1950s, in Uppsala, a small town in Sweden. From unexpected angles he is catching the naked external and gloomy interior. These sequences visualise in a suggestive way the structure of power in prisons. The text in the beginning of the film says: “This film has been censored by the state. We who made the film, have been prevented in our freedom of speech, you, who see the film were supposed to suffer from certain details in reality”. Thanks to Filmform.

    Peter Weiss (1916 Potsdam–1982 Stockholm) was an artist, author and experimental filmmaker.
    Hans Nordenström (1927~2004, Stockholm) was an artist and architect.

    Info:

    Date: 2.1.2021~3.1.2021

    Time: 12:00~00:00

Lulu is how Luleå first appeared in writing in 1327, a name of Sami origin that can be translated as “Eastern Water”. This is the title of the Luleå Biennial’s journal, fiirst published in conjunction with the Luleå Biennial 2018. For this years edition of the biennial readers are offered different points of entry to the biennial’s overall theme: realism today. The Lulu journal is made by the biennial’s artistic and invited guest editors. It is published here on the biennial’s website and can be downloaded for printing. Design: Aron Kullander-Östling & Stina Löfgren.

ISSN: 2003~1254

Radio 65.22 is an auditory cross section of the biennial’s theme and contents, which amplifies and makes accessible written texts, framed situations and artistic voices. Radio 65.22 also enables an encounter with chosen parts of the Luleå Biennial’s activities for those who cannot experience the biennial in situ.

With Radio 65.22, we want to inscribe ourselves into an experimental and exploratory radio tradition, where the media itself becomes a platform for our ideas on radio and its capacity to depict and mirror the world around us. The task of Radio 65.22 is to tell of reality, in further ways that may not be possible through the image or the text.

Under Fragments: Time on Earth you will find radio programmes and sound pieces in different genres and forms that reflect this year’s biennial in various ways. Spirit of Place is a touring series of literary conversations on language and place. The culture journalist Kerstin Wixe takes us along to places that have played a significant part in an author’s stories, or carries the story’s history. Woven Songs is a deepening series of radio programmes that accentuate singing, the voice and the role of storytelling in the creation of new world views and orders.

Listen, reflect, enjoy!