Being Increasingly

Långström Minna

Being, increasingly is a Gesamtkunstverk centered around a 3-channel video installation that combines video with spatial and optical elements. It is a three screen film portrait of the researcher Hilma Granqvist and the time she spent in two societies before the second world war: Finland and Palestine. Filmed in Finland and Palestine, Being, increasingly seeks to interpret Hilma Granqvist’s experience of these two cultures, which in different ways came to be her home. The interpretation is based on Granqvist’s own writings, and on what was written about her. The project first and foremost evokes a sense of belonging that is independent of notions of nationalism. Through Granqvist, Långström is able to pose interesting questions about belonging and outsiderness, along with the creation of nations' identities.

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Original Title
Triumf att finnas till
Finnish Title

Riemu olla olemassa

English Title

Being Increasingly

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Minna Långström (Author), Minna Långström (Cinematographer), Nuutti Koskinen (Cinematographer), Minna Långström (Director), Minna Långström (Editor), Minna Långström (Producer), Minna Långström (Script), Minna Långström (Sound Design), Kajsa Ek (Actor), Svenska Kulturfonden (Funder), AVEK (Funder), Suomen Kulttuurirahasto (Funder)
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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.