The Dissapearance and Return of a Beloved2018/1/13

Henrik Lund Jørgensen
Aura, Kronogshuset
Mårtenstorget 3, Lund
13 january – 11 february 2018


Saturday, January 13th, 14:00, 15:00 and 16:00
Jakob Riis, Emeli Ek and Henrik Lund Jørgensen
Duration approx 25 min.

Limited number of seats, booking is mandatory.
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Sunday, January 14th, 12-17

The documentary material of “The Disappearance And Return Of A Beloved” is filmed in a newly built modern crematorium where the camera without comment follows the process of a cremation at a certain distance.

The modernization was made by having machines taking over human labour with a deliberate usage of slow movements. The viewers curiosity is driven by the out of the ordinary insight into a place that is unseen to the most, yet very much concerning the public. The confrontation with ones own death is the consequence…

The project is conceived as a mix of documentary, installation and a musical approach to geräusch*. As a starting point documentary filming material will be displayed in a performative situation. The idea is to work alternatively with the form of the documentary and its elements by presenting the film in a way that allows the sounds and the soundscape to be created and applied to the images through a live performance.

* Geräusch (English “foley sound”, Swedish “tramp”) is a traditional technique for creating audio for movies.

Henrik Lund Jørgensen works with video, photography, performance, text and installation. The starting point of his work is a study of moving and still images, how they are perceived and what effect they have. Lund Jørgensen explores thematically how Western identity is based on a definition of the "other" and how this approach is reproduced in images. Conceived as a collage of images, texts and sounds unfolding layer upon layer, his video work subtly straddles uncertain boundaries between reality and fiction. Combining found images from different sources with newly filmed material; Jørgensen fabricates a subjective version of events suffused with ambiguity thus inviting a range of possible interpretations.

Projektet genomförs med stöd av Kulturbryggan