KÜNSTLERHAUS

BETHANIEN

Artist

Bodil Furu

Norway

Code Minier, HD Video, 45 min, Work in progress, Edition of 3, Video Still, 2013

Bodil Furu’s films employ the language of documentary realism to move beyond documentation and into narrative territory. They combine timeless humanistic questions with current concerns relating to globalisation and the mediation of reality, often examining landscapes that do not appear untouched or neutral, but are shaped by territorial behaviour and social conflicts. Furu’s current project, Code Minier, portrays the players in the copper mining industry in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This film digs deep into the millennial history of copper mining to explain the huge contrasts and conflicts, which today’s industry helps to maintain. Copper here appears as a force through which the landscape and the people are profoundly transformed.

STAY
01.12.2014 – 01.12.2015