Artist talk: Ester M. Bergsmark

6 Apr, 14:30
Tickets for the performative filmscreening at 13:00

On Saturday, 6 April, following the screening of voice under at 13:00, filmmaker and artist Ester M. Bergsmark is joined in conversation by Therese Kellner, curator of Bergsmark’s exhibition at Accelerator.

Emerging from Bergsmark’s long experience as a filmmaker, voice under has developed from the endeavour to expand the fixed character of the film medium; in time, materiality, narrative structures and viewer position. Through the performative film screening, Bergsmark invites the audience to step out of the conventional passive audience position of moving image and to experience film through a broad sensory register. The title of the work refers to the artist’s desire to explore and listen to the diversity of parallel voices beyond or alongside the omniscient voice over of film. The artist wants to investigate the subversive potential of the film medium through a body of work that incorporates uncertainty, mobility and porous narratives.

Accelerator Café
Saturday 6 April
The talk begins at 14:30
Duration: 1 hour
Language: Swedish
Free entry, no registration needed

To attend the screening at 13:00 before the talk, book here.

About Ester M. Bergsmark

Ester M. Bergmark is an artist, filmmaker and researcher. Bergsmark works across genres and formats, often in close collaboration with other artists. Some of her most notable films are Something Must Break (2014) and She Male Snails (2012), both in collaboration with Eli Levén, and Maggie vaknar på balkongen that was notably awarded with a Guldbagge for Best Documentary in 2008.

Ester M. Bergsmark. Photo: Erica Moon-Nam Lindberg
Still life created during the game in voice under. Photo: Jean-Baptiste Béranger