Travelling Fields – Inger Lise Hansen

26 October – 21 November 2010
Tuesday – Friday, 11am – 5pm

Canteen Gallery 2: FlatScreen

Travelling Fields, 2009
S-16mm film transferred to 35mm, sound, 5 mins

Moving the camera upside-down, one frame at a time, Inge Lise Hansen has documented a number of different topographies and locations in the Kola Peninsula, Northern Russia. Travelling Fields bears witness to brutal human intervention in this sparsely populated land, characterised by Precambrian granites and gneisses more than 540 million years old. The inverted perspective and animated camera movements, together with the cinematic quality of this work powerfully redefines the geography of this remote part of Europe within the Arctic Circle.

This will be the first time that Travelling Fields work has been shown in a gallery context. The work received Special Mention at Oberhausen Short Film Festival and 1st prize ex aequo at VIDEO-EX in Zurick and has been screened at numerous festivals including the London Film Festival Experimenta programme.

Travelling Fields is the third film in Inger Lise Hansen’s inverted perspective trilogy, following Proximity (2006) and Parallax (2009).

Inger Lise Hansen is an artist from Norway working with film and video. She studied Fine Art at University of East London, Central-St.Martins College of Art & Design, and Filmmaking at San Francisco Art Institute.

Travelling Fields was funded by Norwegian Film Institute, Fond For lyd og Bilde, Arts Council Norway.

Travelling Fields (Norway), 2009
S-16mm film transferred to 35mm, sound 5 min

Director: Inger Lise Hansen

Collaborators: Hilde Malme, Greg Pope

Sound: Sturla Einarson, Svenn Jakobsen, Petter Fladeby

Produced by Fjordholm Filmproduksjon, Norway

Programmed all the year round with new or seminal work from artists working with moving image, FlatScreen is the digital plane in Canteen Gallery Two that allows us to move fast and react to new possibilities.