Aleksander Johan Andreassen: stille day (silent day)
December 11, 2014 – January 17, 2015
Opening Reception: Thursday, December 11, 6-8pm
Aleksander Johan Andreassen’s work is based in the traditions of experimental and documentary film. During the last couple of years he has focused specifically on the subject of mental health, exploring individual perspectives on normalcy, spirituality, passivity, and belongingness. The personal work stille dag (silent day) was the first video made in this ongoing series.
stille dag uses time-lapse photography to follow the artist’s mother for 24-hours from a fixed position. The audio track consists of two edited conversations between the artist and his mother about her passive lifestyle.
Aleksander Johan Andreassen is a Norwegian artist who primarily works with the moving image. His works have been screened at exhibitions and film festivals worldwide. Andreassen has done video design for live theatre as well as cinematography for the stop motion film Orfeus (2012). He holds a BFA from Bergen Academy of Art and Design in Bergen, Norway and is currently pursuing an MFA at Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm, Sweden.