[ 07:00-24:00  Everyday ]

15.12. – 11.01

In collaboration with Tromsø Kunstforening, throughout the winter we screened a selection of films from the Artists’ Film International network in our kiosk-kino in Havneterminal, Tromsø, around the theme Care.

Invocation for a Wandering Lake Part 1 & 2,

Patty Chang, 2016, (US)

12 mins, (Selected by Ballroom Marfa)

Patty Chang’s Invocation for a Wandering Lake: Part 1 & 2 (2016) calls for contemplation of human and non-human lives, the natural environment, and destructive governing forces, as we witness the artist in ritual acts of care and mourning.

Patty Chang (b.1972) is a Los Angeles-based artist and educator who uses performance, video, installation, and narrative forms when considering identity, gender, transnationalism, colonial legacies, the environment, large-scale infrastructure projects, and impacted subjectivities. Her work has been exhibited nationwide and internationally at such institutions as the MOMA, NYC; Guggenheim Museum,  M+ Museum, Hong Kong; BAK, Basis voor actuele Kunst, Utrech.


Wojciech Dada, Katarzyna Górna, Rafał Jakubowicz, 2020 (PO)

23 mins (selected by Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw)

The film refers to the 2001 American production entitled “Conspiracy” (distributed in Poland with the Polish title reading: „Ostateczne rozwiązanie”, literally “final solution”). The American film is based on archival protocols documenting a conference held in Wannsee on January 20, 1942, where a group of Nazi dignitaries gathered to “resolve the Jewish question.” During the conference, the Nazis make the tragic decision to mass-exterminate Jews with the use of gas chambers. 

Cleansing draws on the aesthetics and drama of the original, but takes on an entirely different issue: the legitimacy of human existence as a species in the eyes of animals. As part of the narrative, animals plot to take revenge on their enemies.

Wojciech Dada(b. 1964) is an artist, graduate of the Faculty of Painting, Graphic Design and Sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań(1995). 

Katarzyna Górna(b. 1968) is an artist, graduate of the “Kowalnia” studio at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, representative of the genre known as critical art.

Rafał Jakubowicz(b. 1974) is an artist, graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts (Faculty of Art Education and the Faculty of Painting, Graphics and Sculpture) and the University of Adam Mickiewicz in Poznań (Faculty of Modern Languages, majoring in Hebrew Studies).

Artists’ Film International: CARE 

In 2021, after lockdowns were becoming the norm, the AFI network selected care as its theme. As the virus rippled out across the globe, the importance of care in all of its facets became tangible, a social and environmental necessity visible at the infrastructural, economic, personal and physiological levels. At our present moment, we see care being exhibited at the most difficult times, as acts of resistance, as solidarity. 

Artists’ Film International is a partnership of 18 international art centres that celebrates moving-image. Every year, each organisation selects a film from an artist connected to their region, based on a collectively agreed theme.

We will show 3 different selections of films consecutively at Kinobox until 12.01.2024. A fourth selection will screen at TKF: Hvilhaug 25.11-17.12. The screening of these programmes tie into TKF’s recent move to the former Hvilhaug Sykehjem (care home) where we will focus on care and the community.

Artists’ Film International (AFI) is a partnership of 18 international organisations that celebrates moving image: Bag Factory, Johannesburg; Ballroom Marfa, Marfa, Texas, USA; Belgrade Culture Centre, Belgrade; Center for Contemporary Art Afghanistan (CCAA); Contemporary Art Centre (CAC), Vilnius; Crawford Art Gallery, Cork; Fundacion Proa, Buenos Aires; GAMeC, Bergamo; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Istanbul Modern, Istanbul; MMAG Foundation, Amman; Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MCAD), Manila; Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw; NBK, Berlin; Para Site, Hong Kong; Project 88, Mumbai; Tromsø Kunstforening, Tromsø; Whitechapel Gallery, London