LANDSCAPES BY THE BOOK (2015)
HD video, 37 minutes
Commissioned by Harpefoss Hotel, curated by Eivind Slettemeås.
Landscapes by the book is filmed in the municipality of Fron in Norway. The film portrays the alteration of landscapes through flooding and highway construction, and it’s effects upon the people inhabiting these places. Another focal point for the film is the now rejected plans for development of a new hydroelectric power plant in the river Lågen, where both supporters and protesters reflect about what might have become the consequences. The film dwells about risk-taking and how common land(scapes) are affected by modernity and big society. By the use of local myths and traditional music the film shows us more than the actual landscapes might reveal to us.