Gesamt. Disaster 501: What Happened to Man?
In August, 2012, Danish film-maker Lars von Trier launched the GESAMT project in which he encouraged people all over the world to participate by sending him five minutes of audio and/or video where they interpreted some of the greatest works of art of our times. Director Jenle Hallund then selected a few of the contributions for inclusion in the film installation Disaster 501: What happened to Man? – a rumination on our era and the people living in it.
Where: Restaurang ETT
Monday – 3 PM– 10 PM
Tuesday 12 Noon - 5 PM
Wednesday - Friday, 3 PM– 10 PM
Saturday, 12 Noon – 10 PM
Sunday 12 Noon – 8 PM.
Skybar is a film about Göteborg International Film Festival. It's a compact-size movie to be watched by one person at a time. The running time is around 25 minutes. We are looking for those among you who claim not to like Swedish film, who insist that the Danes are better at it and that the Americans have a way of surprising you by making a quality film once in a while. Perhaps you've overheard a conversation you wasn't meant to hear. Perhaps the film business, to you, seems to be populated by nervous assholes. It's about a festival and a hotel, about socialising, alcohol and arts and culture workers.You experience the film all by yourself. You won't be sitting down. There are no cushy seats, no screen and no theatre. The film Skybar is screened every twenty minutes, between 12 noon and 10 PM, at Hotel Riverton, from Saturday, January 26, until Saturday, February 2.
Skybar is a production by Ögat Produktion made in collaboration with Privatteatern, GIFF and Riverton Hotel.
Tickets to SKYBAR can be reserved in the info desk at Drakens Torg which is open: Wednesday 23 jan and Thursday 24 jan 12.00-19.00, Friday 25 jan 12.00-22.00 and Saturday 26 jan - Saturday 2 feb 9.20-22.00.
The tickets cost: 80 kr.
Kon-Tiki at Hagabion
Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl set out to prove that Polynesia could have been colonised by people from South America rather than from Asia. In 1947, together with a five-man crew, he carried out the Kon-Tiki expedition on a raft made in traditional style out of balsa wood. The opening film of the festival is the new Kon-Tiki movie, directed by Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg, and we take this opportunity to exhibit original photographs from the expedition at Hagabion, starting Saturday, January 26, at 12 noon. Kon-Tiki expert Halfdan Tangen Jr. will be present to tell you everything you ever wanted to know about Heyerdahl, before the screening of the original documentary in the cinema.
Liv Strömquist exhibition at Mornington Hotel
Liv Strömquist is this year's GIFF poster artist. Throughout the festival, and a bit longer, you can enjoy an exhibition of her work at Mornington Hotel on Avenyn. Liv is a comics artist born in 1978 and residing in Malmö. Her 2005 debut, ”Hundra procent fett”, has been followed by four more. Her latest exhibition was in 2011. The opening takes place on Tuesday, January 22, 5 PM–8 PM, complete with music and champers!
INBOX – the trip no one wanted to take
A work by Gunhild Enger and Cecilia Torquato. A group is offered a trip. The destination is Auschwitz. The only problem is that no one wants to go there. Thus begins an email war revealing not just fundamental problems within the group, but also an unwillingness to confront grave matters. An installation that reflects our times, our mode of communication and our attitude towards history. The exhibition is located in a container outside Draken and opens on January 25, at the opening of our new square Drakens Torg.
Photo exhibition at Biopalatset
The trend towards digital cinema has in a fundamental way changed both how movies are screened and the working day of projectionists. Sara Johansson has documented the last days of 35mm film from inside the projection booths. Throughout the festival, her photographs will be on display alongside various machine parts in the basement of Biopalatset. Opening on January 25, 12 Noon–3 PM.
Moa Lönn at Two Little Birds
Moa Lönn's work occupies the borderland between film and pottery, where stop motion animation meets ceramic art. Through the power of film to tell a story, ceramist Moa Lönn has found a brand new means of communicating with the viewer. A sculpture can become a film and an animation can become an object. In her exhibition at Two Little Birds, short films as well as three-dimensional works are on display, addressing the dream-like state of the world of the imagination, escapism and realism. Two Little Birds is a café located on Andra Långgatan 5.
When: Mon–Fri, 11 AM–7 PM, Sat-Sun, 11 AM–5 PM.
The National Archives and the National Library of Sweden
During the 2012 festival, there was a very popular exhibition at the National Archives in Göteborg featuring all the GIFF posters, from the first festival to the 35th. This year we present a new exhibition wherein you can peruse every issue of the festival's amazing and eclectic film magazine, Filmkonst, published since 1989. In a collaboration with the National Library of Sweden (KB), the National Archives are also transformed into a screening room. Focusing on the concept of native environments, KB will show gems from their collection of home movies stored at the Grängesberg film archive. How have Swedes portrayed their native settings on film? What is typically Swedish? KB's archive contains film shot by regular Swedes since the 1920s. We will show a selection from this unique and extensive collection, focusing on Göteborg settings.
The exhibition is open weekdays, 9 AM–4 PM and weekends, 1 PM–3 PM. It opens on Wednesday, January 23, at 6 PM with a celebration at The National Archives.
Where: Arkivgatan 9A.