Jumana Manna at Kunsthall Oslo, Norway, The Goodness Regime, Aug 24 – Sep 29, 2013

The Goodness Regime
Jumana Manna and Sille Storihle

24th August – 29th September 2013
Opening Friday 23rd August 7 pm

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The Goodness Regime (HD video, 21 minutes) is a new film written and directed collaboratively by the artists Jumana Manna and Sille Storihle. with the help of a cast of children, the film investigates the foundations of the ideology and self – image of modern Norway – from the Crusades, via the adventures of Fridtjof Nansen and the trauma of wartime occupation, to the diplomatic theatre of the Oslo Peace Accords. The Goodness Regime was shot in Norway and Palestine, and combines the children’s performances with archive sound recordings and new documentary footage filmed on location. The film will be premiered at Kunsthall Oslo exactly twenty years after the conclusion and signing of the Oslo Agreement by Israel and Palestine Liberation Organisation in August and September 1993.

 

The work is supported by Arts Council Norway, Sharjah Art Foundation, Billedkunstneres Vederlagsfond, Norsk Fotografisk Fond, and Office of Contemporary Art Norway. An in-progress version of the film was previewed at the 11th Sharjah Biennial, and the work will alo tour to the Bergen Triennial 2013.

 

Kunsthall Oslo, Trelastgata 3, 0191 Oslo, www.kunsthalloslo.no

Opening hours: wed-Fri 11-17, sat-Sun 12-17, Mon and Tue closed.