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An Everywhere of Silver
BY
Mai Hofstad Gunnes

The preparations for a balloon mission to Mars are the starting point for An Everywhere of Silver. The Mars Society Germany launches two test vehicles prior to their mission planned for 2017. The border between documentary and fiction fades as footage from a rocket launch is intercut with a story staged by two female dancers. The two women represent two experimental spacecraft; Miriam a.k.a. Main Inflated Reentry Into the Atmosphere Mission test, and Regina a.k.a. REsidual Gas INflation test for Archimedes. By fusing the spacecraft and the dancers, the film explores personification at the heart of rocket science.

English title An Everywhere of Silver
Keywords Experimental
Aspect ratio 4:3
Prod. format 16mm
Duration 00:10:29
Color BW
Year 2009
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About the artist

Mai Hofstad Gunnes

Born in 1977 in Lørenskog, Norway, lives and works in Oslo and Berlin. She works with film, collage, and installation. Hofstad Gunnes was educated at Universität der Kunste, Berlin, CCA Kitakyushu, Japan and Trondheim Academy of Fine Art, Norway, where she received her MFA in 2004. Recent exhibitions include Momentum Nordic Biennial for Contemporary Art, Moss, Norway, (2013); In the house of Mr and Mrs X, Temporary Gallery, Cologne, Germany, (2013); Paradoks, Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo, (2013); Bike and Bolex, WIELS Contemporary Art Center, Brussels, Baby Snakes Hatching. Ruins. Ruins, UKS, Oslo, Oh how time flies, Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen (2011); Le choix du titre est un faux problème, Cneai de Paris, Paris (2011); Goddesses, Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo (2010).

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