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Olga Krüssenberg

On Svalbard, time seems to stand still. Being situated on the periphery of the world map isolates the island from the rest of the fast-paced world. When the polar night arrives, day and night merge into one. At the same time, time is running out. Climate change is transforming the place at furious speed, where snow has been replaced by rain and the thawing permafrost literally rips the foundation of the town away. The stories of the locals form a memory of a place that is changing fast. Through bodily experiences, they describe the reshaping of the place they know: An avalanche that crashes the house of Eva and erases her memory of the incident. How the warmer winters have changed the sound of the ice and how the ground smells.Surrounded by processes beyond their control, the locals need to rethink the world they once knew.

Aspect ratio 1.78:1 (16:9)
Prod. format
Duration 00:14:18
Language Norwegian & Swedish
Color Color
Year 2024
Latest screening Jan 26, 2024
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About the artist

Olga Krüssenberg

Olga Krüssenberg is an artist and filmmaker based in Stockholm. In her artistic practice, she uses the knowledge of moving images, documentary elements and other materials, linked to themes such as memory, human relations and geological and historical processes. She works with video, installation, photography and text. Her film Långsamt rör jag mig i din riktning has been screened at Göteborg Film Festival, Tromsø International Filmfestival and Sveriges Kortfilmfestival, where the film also received an honorable mention.

Olga Krüssenberg grew up in Eslöv, Skåne. She has studied fine art at the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm and documentary filmmaking at Biskops Arnö and Ölands Folkhögskola.