Marjolijn Dijkman & Toril Johannessen: Reclaiming Vision (2018)

Hvor: Ælvespeilet kulturhus //

12/09/2019 //


Commissioned by The Munch Museum for Munchmuseet on the Move, 2018.

Captured through a light microscope, ‘Reclaiming Vision’ features a diverse cast of microorganisms, sampled from brackish water, alongside algae, cultivated in a lab. The film reveals various processes in the water that are hidden to the naked human eye. By investigating the brackish water, its inhabitants, its properties, and the traces left by human activities, the film is a reflection upon the relationship we humans have with our surroundings, especially through what we cannot see.

Music by Henry Vega.
Duration: 26 min.


Toril Johannessen er bosatt i Tromsø. Johannessen har mastergrad fra Kunsthøgskolen i Bergen. I sin kunstpraksis utforsker hun krysningspunktet mellom kunst og vitenskap, og hennes kunstverk og installasjoner har gjerne referanser til vitenskapelig forskning eller vitenskapshistorie.


Marjolijn Dijkman (NL). Dutch artist living in Brussels. Graduated from the free media department at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam in 2001, finished a post graduate course at the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam in 2003 and was a researcher at the Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht in 2006 – 2007.