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Sunspots and Solar Flare
BY
Maria Magnusson

The starting point for this work is the astrologer Robin Armstrongs dystopic recording, ‘Nuclear war 1984?’ (1976), and a free unused residual material from the musician James Pants. The sound-collage is combined with a 16 mm found fottage from a Teaching Aid Dep-film of a school in Toronto from 1968.

Aspect ratio 1,33:1 (4:3)
Prod. format
Duration 00:02:33
Language English
Color Color
Year 2013
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About the artist

Maria Magnusson

Maria Magnusson is a Gothenburg (Sweden) based artist/experimental filmmaker whose work explores the relation between sound and the moving picture in experimental videos and short film. Magnusson completed a Master’s degree in Photography and a Bachelor’s degree in Art History and Theory at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden. She works with found footage, archival material, and combines analogue and digital filmic methods, examine subjects like memory, dreams, the unconscious, identity and subcultures.

Maria’s experimental films have screened at festivals, galleries and micro-cinemas including International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, LA FilmForum, Echo Park Film Center,The Alchemy Film Festival, Antimatter Film Festival, the Images Festival, Experiment in Cinema. She has recently done a Super 8 film commissioned by EPFC – ”Patterns of Light and Shadows” screened at Acid-Free Los Angeles Art Book Market at Blum & Poe Gallery, Group Show – Echo Park Film Center Extravaganza.

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