‘Reclaiming Vision’ film will be shown at the Levyhalli hall at Suomenlinna in August and September 2019. The cinematic piece features various processes in brackish water and its inhabitants that are hidden to the naked human eye. The piece shows the audience through a light microscope a diverse cast of microorganisms, sampled from waters of the inner Oslo Fjord, alongside algae, cultivated at the University of Oslo, turning the elements into a colorful drama.
Marjolijn Dijkman’s and Toril Johannessen’s film highlights the fact that human efforts to understand the world continues to be based on detached contemplation of observable phenomena. This pervades despite scientific developments, such as the microscope, that enable us to study our invisible co-inhabitants up close. ‘Reclaiming Vision’ reveals life on the smallest scale and takes the audience through a journey underwater reminding about the significance of these microorganisms, vital to the water systems and humans depended on them.
The upcoming exhibition at Suomenlinna will feature an immersive widescreen format of the film, curated by Jenni Nurmenniemi. ‘Reclaiming Vision’ is commissioned by Munchmuseet on the Move 2018, The Munch Museum, Oslo.
The exhibition is a part of HIAP’s Post-Fossil Transition Project, funded by Kone Foundation.
Date August 16 until September 29, 2019
Opening hours Tuesday to Sunday, 11 AM to 7 PM
Location Levyhalli hall, Suomenlinna (Building nr. 21 on Visitor’s Map).
Duration 27 minutes