In her film from the project Future Ruins Bodil Furu portrays the alteration of landscapes through flooding and highway construction, and it’s effects upon the people inhabiting these places. Another focal point for the film is the now rejected plans for development of a new hydroelectric power plant in the river Lågen, where both supporters and protesters reflect about what might have become the consequences. The film dwells about risk-taking and how common land(scapes) are affected by modernity and big society. By the use of local myths and traditional music the film shows us more than the actual landscapes might reveal to us.
Production Bodil Furu and Harpefoss hotel 2015
Silje Myhre Amundsen
Kari Klynderud Sundfør
Sagn at Skutelen
Cecilie Semec FNF
Written and directed by //// sound, editing
BODIL FURU (1976) lives and works in Oslo, Norway. She is graduated from The National Academy of Fine Arts in Oslo, Norway in 2002. She has contributed documentary films and video works to exhibitions and film festivals in Europe, Africa, Asia and USA. Her films have been shown at MoMA in New York, the International Istanbul Biennial, the 4th Ars Baltica Triennial of Photographic Art, The Busan Biennale 2007, South Korea, Johannesburg Art Gallery, South Africa, Oberhausen Short Film Festival, the Lubumbashi Biennale 2013, Lubumbashi, DRC, Beaconsfield Contemporary Art, London, Moscow documentary film festival, Montreal Short Film Festival, Tromsø International Film Festival, Norway and the Biennale of Sydney 2014.
She has worked as an associated professor at the Tromsø Academy of Contemporary Art, University in Tromsø, and The National Academy of Fine Arts in Oslo, Norway.
About the project
Future ruins is a project which takes place in landscapes, public space and different sites of the valley of Gudbrandsdalen in Norway. Five works of art explore how memories and experiences enter a shared and produced community. The project began in 2013 and will be shown collectively during an exhibition at Harpefoss hotel the 26th of September 2015. A publication documenting the project and new essays are scheduled for 2016.
Thanks to KORO, The Norwegian Arts Council and Oppland fylkeskommune for kind support.
Thanks to the municipality of Nord-Fron and Sør-Fron for kind help and assistance.