Sunday, 15 November 2015

Human Rights Human Dignity Film Festival Screening Oslo

In the aftermath of the general election in Myanmar, Deichmanske Library Grünerløkka, Karl Ingar Røys and the newspaper Ny Tid organizes "Burma Week" between 10 and 15 November in Oslo, Norway.

Welcome to an evening of excellent Burmese documentary films from the 
Human Rights Human Dignity Film Festival in Yangon.
Sunday November15 from 18:00-22.00.

Program for the evening:

Min Than Oo / Doc / Myanmar / 2015 / 39 min
A clash between villagers and the Toyo Company from Thailand who try to set up the new Charcoal Factory.
WINNER of the Aung San Suu Kyi National Award

Sein Lyan Tun / Doc / Myanmar / 2015 / 15 min
A young boy from a small village works odd jobs for a living and looks after his family. He sometime goes to evening NFPE (Non Formal Primary Education) school. He wants to study like a day school student but he always struggles with work and taking care of his family. He has a dream but what will his future hold?

Mai Ah Nway (Ta’ang Chitthu) / Short / Myanmar / 2015 / 12 min
About a boy from the village of Paloung Mountain and how he become a buffalo boy.
WINNER of the Min Ko Naing Award
WINNER of the Hantharwady U Win Tin Award

Phyo Zayar Kyaw, Pyae Zaw Phyo, Kaung Sint / Doc / Myanmar / 2015 / 90 min
A big natural gas and petrol pipe line project, the first country-cross pipe line project, was launched in Myanmar. Since Myanmar government sold natural gas, a very valuable resource, a Project Named “GOLD” began from Yakhine off-shores to China. Because of these immediate projects, there were not only land confiscating processes but also many changes in the environment and lifestyle of people. So, people who spoke different languages from different regions responded in different ways.
WINNER of the Vaclav Havel Library Award

Nyan Kyal Say / Animation / Myanmar / 2015 / 3 min
A short animation about a brother and a sister who always dream of going to school together. They are trying to escape from obstacles such as gender inequality, poverty, child abuse, child labour, human trafficking, etc. that are blocking their chance to education.
WINNER of the March 13 Award

Thu Thu Swe Thein, Htet Aung San, Kam Khan Sing / Doc / Myanmar / 2015 / 27 min
About one of the biggest human rights violation cases in Myanmar.
WINNER of the Peter Wintonick Award.

Lin Six Kyal Yie, Nwe Lynnasatt, Zayar Kyaw Phyo, Kyal Yie Lin Six, Lynnsatt Nwe, Phyo Zayar Kyaw / Myanmar / 2014 / 22 min.
In 2013, a quarrel in the market of the Burmese town of Meiktila led to violent clashes between Buddhists and Muslims during which dozens were killed and thousands were left homeless. This short documentary presents one of the victims of the riots, an elderly Muslim woman who was saved by her Buddhist friend during a fire in her house. Despite the dramatic circumstances experienced by the victims of the riots, the film has a positive message about the power of friendship between women of different religions. The authorities disapproved of the depiction of the discussion of violence on the Muslim population and banned the screening of the film at the Burmese Human Rights Human Dignity International Film Festival.

NO MUSIC IS AN ISLAND Aung Myint Myat Cho, Bo Thet Tun, Kaung Sint / Burma / 2014 / 28 min. / in Burmese lang. / English subtitles
Film about charismatic activist - musician from the youth movement Generation Wave in Burma. Documentary that is driven mainly by the charisma and determination of the main character and gives us a good insight into the way how activists operate and what they think.

Monday, 9 November 2015

Burmese Days - Deichmanske Grünerløkka

I forbindelse med valget i Burma søndag 8. november 2015 viser vi videoinstallasjonen Burmese Days av billedkunstneren Karl Ingar Røys.

Velkommen til utstillingsåpning tirsdag 10.november kl.19.00!

Om videoinstallasjonen:
Karl Ingar Røys’s videoinstallation Burmese Days (2015) looks at cultural production in Yangon – Burma’s former capital – and how it has managed to co-exist within the political regime. This multi-channel video installation takes its name from George Orwell’s novel of the same title. Orwell has been seen as a prophet by many Burmese who regard his books as prescient: tracking Burma’s recent history from colonial oppression in Burmese Days, the socialist military coup in Animal Farm, to the tyrannical dictatorship portrayed in his most famous novel 1984.

Burma was ruled by a military junta from 1962 to 2011, which controlled all artistic production; censoring works including George Orwell’s novels and forcing galleries to seek permission for the artworks they exhibited. Røys’s Burmese Days occupies the aftermath of the 2012 media reforms and intimately portrays Yangon as a site where the personal and the political are overlaid. Drawing upon the real experiences of individuals who lived under the regime – from the punk vocalist with outspoken lyrics and the artist who makes work out of rubbish – Røys intertwines subjectivity into an uncertain reality.

Videoinstallasjonen vises i vår black box i 2.etg.:
Tirsdag  10.11 kl. 19.00 - 22.00
Onsdag  11.11 kl. 12.00 - 19.00
Torsdag 12.11 kl. 12.00 - 19.00
Fredag   13.11 kl. 12.00 - 16.00
Lørdag   14.11 kl. 12.00 - 16.00
Søndag  15.11 kl. 12.00 - 16.00

Torsdag 12.11 kl.17.30 arrangerer vi en panelsamtale med fokus på den politiske situasjonen i Burma spesielt knyttet til valget den 8.11.15. I tillegg vil kulturaktivisme i regionen bli diskutert med utgangspunkt i arbeidet Karl Ingar Røys har gjort i Yangon det siste året.

Søndag 15.11.15 kl.18.00 - 22.00 presenterer vi et utvalg av filmer fra Human Rights Human Dignity International Film Festival 2015 som ble arrangert 14. til 19.juni 2015 i Yangon.

Arrangementet er et samarbeid mellom månedsavisen Ny tid og Deichmanske bibliotek på Grünerløkka og er støttet av Fritt ord.

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Seis Canciones Para La Democracia. Espacio Trapezio Madrid

Single Channel HD Video 5.17 min Dimensions Variable 

Saturday, 3 October 2015

Sunday, 13 September 2015

Caminata Nocturna screening & paneldebate at THEREDOOM Madrid

Caminata Nocturna. 2 Channel Video Projection. 22 min. (Productionstill) Karl Ingar Røys   

Dentro de la programación del PROYECTOR, Festival Internacional de Videoarte, Intercambiador Acart coordina la mesa redonda en la galería Theredoom, Madrid. Un encuentro con varios artistas donde se proyectará su obra y se realizará una sesión crítica.


Boyer Tresaco (esp). Severa Impermanencia
Miguel Andrés (esp). System.
Alberto Díaz (esp). Stringless
Doriandgrey (esp). Tensiones Binarias


Maia Navas (arg) - Procedimientos. Artista en Residencia Intercambiador.
Karl Ingar Røys (nor) - Caminata Nocturna. Artista en Residencia Intercambiador.
Victor Royás (esp) - Artista en el Estudio Intercambiador.


C/ Doctor Fourquet, 1-3, Madrid
D. 10 sep - 10 nov.
12 September. 18.00 (mesas redondas)

Wednesday, 19 August 2015


På Røde Knær (2015)
Single Channel HD Video
2.45 min

Jens B Løvås : No ser eg atter sementen bløma

Screening/Artist Talk

August 5 2015
Velferden Sandbekk
Sokndal, Norway

August 8 2015
Rogaland Contemporary Art Center
Stavanger, Norway

Redd Velferden 2015. Sokndal, Norway. Curator Maiken Stene
Produced with support from Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond, Kulturrådet, Sokndal kommune & Atelier Velferden

Monday, 29 June 2015

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Cannibal Manifesto: Mimesis as Resistance at KARST

                          Caminata Nocturna. 2 Channel Video Projection. 22 min. (Productionstill) Karl Ingar Røys

3rd April - 3rd May 2015
(P.V Friday 3rd April 6.30-8.30pm, Artists' Talk at 5pm)


Curated by Ali Macgilp

Only cannibalism unites us. Socially. Economically. Philosophically.
Thus states the Brazilian poet Oswald de Andrade in his 1928 text Cannibal Manifesto. The exhibition takes inspiration from this proposition, encountered in a lecture by the artist Kader Attia. In Cannibal Manifesto, Andrade theorises that Brazil could free itself of its European cultural legacy by ‘cannibalising’ it, while playing on the modernists’ primitivist interest in cannibalism as a tribal rite.

Working mostly in video, the artists in this exhibition both use, and explore the use of, mimesis; imitation, mimicry, representation, simulation. They exhibit a variety of strategies; using their own bodies performatively, working collaboratively with marginalised groups, documenting existing rituals or creating fictional communities. Mimesis has long been a tool of resistance used to criticise the world we live in and it can de-stabilise cultural and racial boundaries in complex ways. In the UK, and much of the world, the disparity between rich and poor is rapidly expanding. Even the most critical of viewpoints, however, are appropriated by the dominant capitalist system. To combat the totality of the market, artists must develop tactics with the means at their disposal.

These artists invite us to join their investigations into the spaces where rules and difference are policed; registry offices, job centres, thresholds to corporate space, city outskirts and national borders. Cannibal Manifesto: Mimesis as Resistance seeks to question what makes a community and how a person lives in society.

George Place

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