Sunday Nov 24, 2016
Kunstnernes Hus Cinema, Oslo


Baby and 6A
Screening & conversation

November 27 marks the beginning of a year-long series of monthly salons dedicated to Scandinavian artists and filmmakers, with the aim of showing their work and learning about their working methods. We want to create a forum that addresses a wide variety of artistic practices within the field of moving images in order to unfold the structures that have informed and challenged the featured productions. The event takes place in the brand-new cinema at Kunstnernes Hus in Oslo, which presents a meeting place between film and contemporary art.

For the series launch, we have invited the producer and actor Siri Hjorton Wagner, who founded the Swedish production company [sic] film. [sic] film is spearheaded by Hjorton Wagner, but consists of a network of artists and creators, many of whom shift roles from film to film. Of the production company, Hjorton Wagner says: “I wish that we, by building up an interesting network, will not only find new ways to make films and therefore tell news stories, or tell old stories in new ways, but also in the long run help to create a foundation of creators that will eventually grow to be the future of film.

For this first salon, we will screen the two short films Baby (2016), directed by Lovisa Sirén, and 6A (2016), directed by Peter Modestij, both of which were produced by [sic] film. Following the screenings, Siri Hjorton Wagner and FRANK will engage in a conversation addressing the role of the producer in relation to issues such as ownership, methodologies and representation. How can the producer play a vital role in challenging the structures that limit the radical potential of the moving image?





[sic] film is a Swedish independent production company with focus on narrative film. So far, [sic] has produced six short films, which have been shown in film festivals such as Sundance Film Festival, Berlinale Film Festival and LA Film Festival. [sic]’s productions have been nominated for northern Europe’s biggest short film prize, Startsladden, and for the prestigious leading Swedish film prize, the Guldbagge.