Filmform is the oldest existing organization in Sweden devoted to the promotion, preservation and distribution of film and video art, often engaged as an advisor to museums, galleries, universities and festivals. Our collection includes titles dating from 1924 until today whereof 800 titles in distribution.
This video was filmed in Egypt, from a bus. We can see a dark road, and the bright sand around. It is a never ending loop. We never reach any goal. The window is dirty and creates an blurred mask on the movie. We can get associations to a traditional landscape painting, while the camera is hardly moving at all. The colors are moderate and I slowed down the rhythm of the trip. I show this as a projection, 1×1,5 meter ca. Or on small LCD screens (ca 16x10cm).
Born 1973 in Martigny, Switzerland. Lives and works in Uppsala, Sweden.
Jessica Faiss is a painter, photographer, and video artist. Her education includes an MFA from Konstfack, University College of Arts Crafts and Design, Stockholm, and Tohoku University of Art Craft and Design, Yamagata, Japan, among others. Previous solo exhibitions include Konsthall Jönköping, Sweden, Galleri Lars Olsen, Copenhagen, and RGB Neighbors Film-videokunstfestival, Leeuwarden, Netherlands, among others. Since 2017 her video work Voyage is displayed at Stockholm Odenplan subway station, giving the commuters a feeling of being in a green forest in the summertime.
The movement of time and our place in it, are recurring themes in Faiss’ artistry. Previously she worked with painting. When she dared to take the step into the video world, she projected a moving picture on her paintings and something happened there. It became important for Faiss to keep the idea that the video work was not like a movie, that it was without narrative and more like a painting. She is inspired by art that opens up inner spaces or states, where people can have time for reflection.