Project Lichen

2018 - work in progress 
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Project Lichen is a film poem on landscape and time, surveying the Norwegian coastline of the Barents Sea.

It consists of twelve chapters, each on its own set of interconnected places and themes, shot with long static frames fixed on the narrow sections of the landscape, and accompanied by spoken verse where the subjective experience of being in the land overlaps with geological and non-human time.
The locations are places along the edges of structured land — roads, farms, national borders, the local fishing and mining industry, archeological sites and natural preserves. Shot over three months, it encompasses the entire season change from early fall to almost the beginning of the polar night.