Minna Långström’s Photosphere at Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition

Minna Långström’s Photosphere (2021) was selected for Kunsthal Charlottenborg’s Spring Exhibition, open from February 6 to March 13 2022 in Denmark.

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, as well as shots of the astronomer setting up her solar telescope in her garden.

Minna Långström is a media artist and filmmaker. Her artistic work consists of films – short fiction and documentary – as well as cinematic installations, combining moving images with spatial elements. Her work processes tend to be extensive, well researched and interdisciplinary. Her work focuses on social perspectives on technologically mediated narratives and visual technologies, as well as certain political histories and their cinematic influences on the present. The intuitive experience and role of the viewer is a central aspect of her installations.

Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition, February 6 – March 13 2022, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Denmark

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