March 3rd at 1.30pm – 5pm: Artist presentation by Hannah Mjølsnes and premier of DRAGON at Nordland teater in Mo i Rana
March 4th at 12pm – 4pm: The video installation DRAGON is open for the public.
In 2016, NNKS had an open call to artists to submit proposals for art projects in Mo i Rana. The first project, Mikado by Robert Johansson, was installed at the Jernbane Park in the centre of Mo. The next project at Mo i Rana is the video installation DRAGON by Hannah Mjølsnes and Mike Leisz.
Together, the artists have created a video installation that deals with the extraction of iron from the Mo mountain. The videos show images of the river where the glacial water has dug out caves of iron in the mountains, it then follows the iron into the factory where it turns into steel. Iron and water are portrayed as subjects, as forces that affect human mythology and history.
Hannah Mjølsnes (born 1987 Naarden, The Netherlands) is educated at the California Institute of the Arts, The Academy of Arts in Oslo, and The Royal Academy of Art, The Hague. She lives and works in Trondheim. Mjølsnes works with video and sound installations where natural, digital and human processes are activated in dialogue. Her projects emphasize phenomena or species that share a reality intertwined with human mythology and history.
Mike Leisz (born 1986 Los Angeles, Calfiornia) is educated at the California Institute of the Arts, and lives and works in Los Angeles. Leisz uses new media and programming to create situations and places of discovery and interaction. He is interested in the surprising and unexpected results that can occur by hacking common technologies, or using them in unconventional ways.