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Sunday 6pm: Apr 15, 2012
Olavsgate 5A, Oslo

 


FRANK

Video screenings by
Zackary Drucker
Lost Lake
At Least You Know You Exist
Jumana Manna
The Umpire Whispers
Vebjørn Guttomsgaard Møllberg
Anti-Reproductive Mating Ritual

 

AT LEAST YOU KNOW YOU EXIST
2011. 16 min.
Zackary Drucker (with Flawless Sabrina)
16 mm film transferred to DVD

Created inside an archeology of the uptown New York City apartment inhabited by legendary performance/drag queen Mother Flawless Sabrina, At least you know: you exist is a site-specific exploration of a fixed space where everything is in a state of change. Known as Jack to those close to him, he has lived in the same apartment at 5 East 73rd Street for more than 45 years—a crowded, unwieldy place that fiercely pronounces his rejection of conformity. In this 16mm film, totemic mystical objects act as a collection of mysterious sculptures in different states of mutation, and rich layers of feverish history interface with a new vision of transgender performativity. Navigating the real and the unconscious, oscillating between documentary and myth narrative, Zackary Drucker weaves a fluid, parallel text of these two divergent lives, exploring a legacy being passed from a lost generation towards the future.


LOST LAKE
2010. 7.45 min.
Zackary Drucker (with Van Barnes)
Digital Video

Filmed at the peak of autumn foliage in a rural Midwestern US locale, this non-narrative collaboration posits beauty and fear as inextricable from the psyche of the American landscape. Contemplative moments and stunning vistas are jarringly punctuated with the vocabularies of witch-hunts, hate crimes and psychological violence.


ZACKARY DRUCKER earned a MFA from the California Institute of the Arts in 2007 and a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in 2005. She has performed and exhibited her work internationally in numerous museums, galleries, and film festivals including the 54th Venice Biennale—Swiss Off-Site Pavilion; Curtat Tunnel, Lausanne, Switzerland; L.U.C.C.A. Museum of Contemporary Art, Lucca, IT; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA; Deitch Projects, Leo Koenig Inc. Projekte, and Invisible Exports in New York; and Jerome Zodo, Milan. In Los Angeles, her performances, films and videos have been seen at the Hammer Museum, REDCAT and LACE, Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, Steve Turner Contemporary, and Human Resources.

 

 


THE UMPIRE WHISPERS
2010, 15 min.
Jumana Manna
Double Channel HD Video

The Umpire Whispers is an exploration of the intimacy that arises between a swimming coach and his athlete. In the film, the swimmer returns to meet her coach five years after having quit competitive swimming at the Wingate institute of Sport during the national championships, where her last and final meet took place. The swimmer, now artists requests to recreate a recurring situation between the two, in which she give her massage and she massages him in return and thereafter discuss her performance as a swimmer, her difficulties and her character.

Jumana Manna's videos are attempts at weaving together portraits of morally dubious characters or events, and her sculptural practice entails a disfiguring of familiar objects, de-bunked from their designated function and re-presented in a state of abjection or defeat.

JUMANA MANNA was educated at Bezalel Academy of Arts (Jerusalem) National Academy of the Arts (Oslo) and CalArts (Los Angeles). Recent exhibitions and screenings include Film Society Lincoln center (NY), Postmasters Gallery (NY), Toronto Film Festival, Vox Populli (Philadelphia), Kunsthall Charlottenborg (Copenhagen), and Petakh Tikva Museum (IL). She is short listed for the Young Artist Award in Palestine (2012). Upcoming shows include Kunsthall Oslo, CRG Gallery(NY), UKS (Oslo) and The Company (Los Angeles).

 

 

ANTI-REPRODUCTIVE MATING RITUAL
2010. 6 min.
Vebjørn Guttomsgaard Møllberg
Actors: Tor Erik Bøe and Sjur Nyvold
Camera: Nicolina Faust
Music: Jørn Tore Egseth
HD video 6 min

Two young men are performing a ritual naked in the cold north of Norway.

The video has been screened in festivals all over the world including Pink Screens Brussels, Seattle Erotic Art Festival, Berlin Porn Film Festival, Grimstad Short Film Festival, Vinokino Finland and Nordic Panorama. It also recieved honorable mention at Skeive Filmer Oslo 2011.

GUTTOMSGAARD MØLLBERG was educated at Kunstakademiet i Tromsø and Nordland Kunst og Filmskole, and is now living and working in Oslo. Besides working with video, he is the editor of the fanzine Kuk & Parfyme together with Ingrid Forland. He is alsothe lead singer in the band Haust