The new seminar series Film Friday looks to the medium of moving images as both a method and a source material on the threshold between art and research.
Each session will feature a shorter (approximately 45 minute) screening with invited guests or directors. The screening will be followed by an open discussion about the creative possibilities and epistemological implications of the specific film experience, and there will be popcorn.
The first session takes place on the 25 of November with guest artist Andjeas Ejiksson. Ejiksson graduated as doctor of fine arts from Valand, Gothenburg in 2019, with the project Television without Frontiers, from which he will present a shortened version.
About the film
Television Without Frontiers is a film and documentary performance in TV format that investigates the meaning of “common ground” in contemporary European context. Striving for a format located between performance and film, often found in popular television talk shows, the shoot takes place in the main studio of Swedish television (SVT) in Gothenburg. The production centers around a 1982 project titled “Eurikon”, originally an attempt to establish a transnational public service network, initiated by EBU (the European Broadcast Union). Television Without Frontiers brings together a number of TV and media personalities from across Europe and beyond, all of them engaged in multilingual conversations. In an exhilarating atmosphere that shifts between the past and the present, the actual and the fictive, full of unexpected twists and turns, this project investigates how Eurikon might be used as a model to find out what happened to the vision of post-national community