Tone Myskja/Zoe Christiansen/Sven Erga
The video «Alfabet» was made in relation to the project Alfabet at the National Library. It has later been exhibited at different venues.
Alfabet at the National Library was a staged installation, reading and choir concert in dialog with the poem «Alfabet» by the danish writer Inger Christensen. The project was initiated by Zoe Christiansen, Mobile Homes. In the poetic cycle Christensen uses the alphabet and the so-called Fibonacci sequence as a framework for the poem. The Fibonacci sequence is however, not purely a mathematical calculational form, but also expresses a principle of growth in nature. Thus the poem speaks through the systems of the human existence in a vulnerable world, that man is about to destroy. The video work «Alphabet» can be seen as a poetic-political collage. The images act as stations, there is no concrete story but parallel realities that work simultaneously, touch each other and sometimes flow into each other. The story is told in alternating between the private sphere and the world outside. It provides glimpses of places that are laid barren through our contemporary history, art history and mythology.
Was first exhibited at the National Library
Oslo in 2008.
Sandnes Kunstforening, 2010
Galleri Svae, Gjøvik 2012
Galleri Semmingsen, Oslo 2018
Video, edit, director Zoe Christiansen / Tone Myskja
Sound-design Sven Erga
Cinematographer Hilde Malme