Magnus Holmen (b. 1991) is an artist and filmmaker from Stjørdal, currently living in Oslo. In the spring of 2020, I completed my BA in moving images at Nordland School of Art and Film and have previously studied master’s studies in political science at the University of Tromsø. My practice consists of producing, writing and thinking about moving images, as well as curating film screenings and conversations about the use of screen and media; how it affects, and helps to shape the gaze.
In my work, I try and set up complex tensions between body, technology, landscape, identity and time. The fact that moving images are constantly evolving is something I try to relate to the content of my work. I try to extract the material properties of a number of moving image formats, both because they are replaced over time, but also because I am fascinated by the formal parameters and the socio-political stories behind the formats. My works take the form of various collaborations and individual projects. I have incorporated an artist-run curatorial practice as part of my work, through the collective HÆRK. In 2019, HÆRK curated a screening series with four film programs for the Lofoten International Art Festival (LIAF) called “Still There are Seeds to be Gathered, and Room in the Bag of Stars.
My works have been shown at the Kunstnernes Hus, The Art Association in Tromsø (Tromsø Kunstforening), BEK (Bergen Centre for Electronic Art), AMIFF (Arctic Moving Image & Film Festival) and Gallery Ø’n in Kabelvåg, Lofoten.
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