Mar 25: Sara Eliassen
7pm at The Sunview Luncheonette
221 Nassau Ave Ground Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11222
The Feedback Loop
Public screening intervention
Eliassen will present material from a larger project-in-progress, exploring the role contemporary digital screen culture plays in the re-rise of desires around nationalist visions, and how the screen; both technology and image material, take part in the production of our memory and the presetting of our future actions. The first iteration of the project, ‘The Feedback Loop’ (2018) was an intervention into the flow of running imagery on commercial screens at Oslo Central Station for a week during 2018 - a series of short visual disruptions on the relation between screens and human. The work appropriates material from the Norwegian-German film Symphonie des Nordens (1938), and draws parallels between ideological material from early cinema and political history and the moving image material surrounding us today. The Feedback Loop aimes to explore how moving images, screens and screen technologies take part in the production of our memories and actions.
Sara Eliassen is an artist/ filmmaker and currently a Phd candidate in artistic research at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts. Eliassen holds an MFA in film from San Francisco Art Institute and was a studio fellow at The Whitney Museum’s Independent Study Program in 2010/ 2011. Her films Still Birds and A Blank Slate have played extensively at international film festivals, amongst them Venice Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam and Sundance. In 2018, Eliassen executed The Feedback Loop, a year-long project commissioned by The Munch Museum - Munchmuseet on the Move, an exploration on how moving images, screens and screen technologies take part in the production of our memories and actions, looking at parallels between ideological material from 1920 and 30s cinema and political history and the moving image material surrounding us today. The project consisted of a public screen intervention, the programming of a screening series and a solo exhibition with guests at Munchmuseet on the Move - Kunsthall Oslo.