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A hotel-room late at night: a young man is carried from the room unconscious on a stretcher. Awoman and a man remain in the room where all three of them obviously had spent some time together. Only then, when the ambulance attendants have left with the young man, do the other two realize that there is a hidden camera in the room and what happened has been recorded.
Was it an accident? A love triangle? A drunken brawl or just something completely different? One after the other, the three people involved are questioned separately by two interrogators whom we hear but never see. During each interview, we observe the scene captured by the hidden camera as they attempt to respond to questions posed. Who are they? Why did they end up together? Was it something illegal? Something perverse? Who is the manipulator? The victim? Who are the interrogators? And what right do they have to demand answers?
Lene Berg, born 1965, is a Norwegian film director and visual artist based in Berlin and Oslo. Her main media is film and moving image, but her artistic praxis also includes installation, collage, photography, and text; and she has produced a number of projects in public space. She studied film at Dramatiska Institutet in Stockholm and has directed four independently produced feature films as well as a number of short films and mixed-media artworks and installations for galleries, museums, and public spaces. Berg’s autobiographical film False Belief premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2019 and was nominated for the Amnesty and Teddy Award. She represented Norway in the 55th Venice Biennale with the film Dirty Young Loose (2013). In 2022 she did the Festival Exhibition at Bergen Kunsthall, which is considered the most important solo presentation of a Norwegian artist in the country. In 2023 she published her first novel, Fra far/From father at Kolon.
Berg’s work has been shown at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin; Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo; Henie Onstad Kunstsenter; Konsthall C, Stockholm; Whitechapel Gallery, London; Art in General, New York. She has participated in a number of group exhibitions and biennales such as Manifesta; the Biennale of Sydney; the Taipei Biennial; Contour Mechelen and Transmediale Berlin.