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  • Nina-Maria Oförsagd: Bar 2000
  • Nina-Maria Oförsagd: Bar 2000

Nina-Maria Oförsagd

Bar 2000

29.2.-24.3.2024

Nina-Maria Oförsagd
Bar 2000
29.2.-24.3.

After a long time, she is back in Tokyo again.
And she knows he is there. But still so far from her.
They are in each other’s worlds, but alone.

The story of the two lovers is about estrangement, but it is also a movement in the gap between us all and inside of us all. The characters’ expressions have been shaped through performance – but also the location as a character is an important part of the narrative and the story. The dialogue works like speech bubbles in comic books, as an animated part of the picture. The soundscape is created, among other things, using alternative music.

BLANCHE Hannele Mikaela Taivassalo
YUJI 徳久ウィリアム William Tokuhisa
THE BARTENDER
THE UMBRELLA WOMAN 浜崎 花恋 Karen Hamasaki
THE MAN WITH THE FIRE 山㟁直人 やまぎしなおと Naoto Yamagishi

DIRECTOR, SCRIPT, CINEMATOGRAPHY, EDIT Nina-Maria Oförsagd
SCRIPT, WORDS Hannele Mikaela Taivassalo
MUSIC, SOUND MIX Philip Holm
GRAPHIC DESIGN, ANIMATION Sssimone Gaglione

Media artist Nina-Maria Oförsagd from Helsinki, Finland, makes experimental films, videos and live cinema performances. Oförsagd looks for places in different surroundings with different character. Oförsagd collaborates with various international local artists where she travels. Words, sound, movement and performance art are combined in her works. Reaction on site and improvisation are part of her working method. Oförsagd has made and exhibited her works in Europe and South Asia. Most recently she has made new works in Paris, Tokyo and Barcelona. She received a William Touring prize from the Finnish Art Society in 2019 and a Stina Krooks Stiftelse Art Prize in 2017.

Thank you
Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture (AVEK), Svenska kulturfonden, Arts Promotion Centre Finland (Taike), Eugène, Elisabeth och Birgit Nygréns stiftelse and Oskar Öflunds stiftelse.