Minna Långström (FI) Photosphere (2020)
Photosphere revolves around the connection between a Hollywood studio film laboratory and a solar observatory during the era of celluloid filmmaking. It portrays Sara Martin, a solar astronomer who used film as research material up until the end of the 1990's when it was abandoned for digital video. Photosphere combines archival footage from the film laboratory (Pathé Laboratories in Hollywood Hills) with the film footage Martin and her colleagues shot of the sun. (artist's own description)
HD video. 16:40 min
About the artist: Based in Helsinki, Finland, Minna Långström's practice spans from 3D animation and short film to participatory film installation and full length documentary film. A phenomenological inquiry into visual technologies is a special subject of interest for her as well as a critique of how narratives of political histories, mediated through various visual technologies, influence the current. (artist's own description)
Minna Långström is accepted with one work at Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition 2022.