The Passing of a Grain of Sand through a Sieve
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The passing of a grain of sand through a sieve, the currents of a riverbed, the ideal human somersault: These are typical subject matters of the scientific motion studies produced by the Institut für den Wissenschaftlichen Film (IWF). Until 2011, the IWF produced thousands of scientific research films to create a large archive of scientific films. These were to respond to pressing research question of the present, but also offer answers to questions which may arise in the future. Andreas Bunte’s project "Library for A-Scientific Film" investigates this highly specialized film genre as a format for artistic production. Within the framework of his three-year research period as a fellow of the Norwegian Artistic Research Programme at the Academy of Fine Art in Oslo, Andreas Bunte has produced a number of films appropriating aspects of the explicitly anti-narrative method of filmmaking that the genre has generated. His artistic research project examines the filmic grammar and the conceptual underpinnings of scientific research film in terms of its proposed objectivity, as well as its connections to contemporary theory and the most recent developments in ethnographic filmmaking. The exhibition "The Passing of a Grain of Sand through a Sieve" at Akademirommet and the Auditorium at Kunstnernes Hus marks the closure of Bunte’s work as a research fellow and assembles the films he produced during the research period. His most recent production "Safe Disassembly", 2015, will premiere at the occasion. It was shot in a former ammunition production factory in the former GDR, which today deals with the careful dissection of cluster ammunition.
Utstillingen The Passing of a Grain of Sand through a Sieve markerer slutten på Andreas Buntes stipendiatprosjekt Library for A-Scientific Film. Utstillingsperiode: 30. oktober – 16. november. Åpning: Fredag 30. oktober kl. 18.00. Sted: Kunstnernes Hus, Akademirommet og auditoriet.