Film screening: Muségata 2 by Kristin Tårnes

11, 13 and 14 May 2023
Kristin Tårnes

Photo: Still image from Muségata 2, Kristin Tårnes, 2021


LevArt invites to a screening of the film “Muségata 2” by Kristin Tårnes. After the screening, there will be a conversation with the artist led by architect and PhD fellow in artistic research at NTNU, Trygve Ohren. The film deals with the uncertain fate of a historic building in central Tromsø. Kristin Tårnes, who herself grew up in “trehusbyen” Levanger, will, together with Ohren, reflect on the value of old and historic buildings, and the people and communities that take on responsibility for their survival. The audience is invited to participate with their own perspectives and stories. Everyone is welcome!
Thursdat 11th May 18.00-20.00
Saturday  13th May 12.00-15.00
Sunday 14 May 12.00-15.00

The film lasts for 30 minutes and starts over at every half-hour.

“Muségata 2” is a film from 2021 by Kristin Tårnes about a historic building in Tromsø of the same name. The nearly 130-year-old house was built for Tromsø museum for the city’s 100th anniversary and today houses artist studios and the Tromsø art association. The film moves through the house and its history, and like a fly on the wall you observe some of the people who have had a great impact on the house’s survival. For more than a hundred years, different institutions and people have moved in and out. In the film, this story is made visible through the traces they have left behind: forgotten objects, documents, photos, equipment and signs. The film stops where it starts, in the same scene, with the same actors. This choice reflects the building’s history, an eternal round dance of replacements and rebuilds, threats of demolition or plans for development.

In connection with the screening, we have invited architect and PhD fellow in artistic research at the department of architecture and planning (NTNU), Trygve Ohren, to lead a conversation with the artist. Among other things, Ohren is known for RAKE visningsrom, a space for art and architecture in Trondheim, which he has run together with artist Charlotte Rostad. Through RAKE, they have been responsible for several different exhibition projects. In 2013, they carried out a major group exhibition in an old Jugend-style building in Elgesetergate in Trondheim. Over the course of the exhibition, an activist group was established that managed to prevent the demolition of the house. Unfortunately, the building was damaged by a fire last summer, but plans are still underway to restore it.

Kristin Tårnes (1985) is a visual artist who lives and works in Tromsø. Tårnes grew up in Levanger and has a master’s in visual arts from the Academy of Fine Arts in Trondheim. She mainly works with location-related projects and narrative films. Her work has been shown at Nordnorsk kunstnersenter, RAM gallery, Kunsthall Stavanger (NO), Havremagasinet (SE), SPRING/BREAK Art Show (US), Tromsø art association, and other locations.

Trygve Ohren lives and works in Åneby, Hakadal. He has his MA in architecture from NTNU and is currently a PhD fellow in artistic research at the department of architecture and planning (NTNU). Since 2010 Ohren has been collaborating with artist Charlotte Rostad on various projects, among them RAKE visningsrom (2011-2019), a project space for art and architecture in Trondheim. In addition, Trygve is one of the founding partners of Nøysom arkitekter – most known for an experimental self-build project at Svartlamon in Trondheim (2013 – 2017).

Distribution by the film agency Jack
The distribution of the film is supported by Fond for Lyd og Bilde and Nordnorsk filmsenter.