Work in Progress

KIRUNA ORTDRIVAREN / KIRUNA THE DRIFT BLOCK

tuollavaara-skyline

Tuolluvaara Skyline in the 60’s, Photo: Johannes Marainen,

A PROJECT IN PROCESS
Year 2015 – ca 2018
KIRUNA ORTDRIVAREN/ eng. KIRUNA THE DRIFT BLOCK
70 min documentary
Director: Liselotte Wajstedt
A production of Liselotte Wajstedt

What happens in the glitches between place and people; places and human history. The memory the place carries. Life once lived in that very place, the paths that once existed and the path down to the new.

The name of my new film is Kiruna The Drift Block. The name The Drift Block, Ortdrivaren in Swedish, refers to the fantastic housing block Ortdrivaren developed by the architect Ralph Erskine. He took the functional and aesthetic concerns of our mountainous world and the mine mountain into consideration.
Moving the town Kiruna is a process that will take many years and it is necessary to follow the process on site. I have a unique position to do so as I grew up in Kiruna and currently live there. I work so to speak from the inside and can follow the process at close quarters.

My aim now is to tell the story of the town Kiruna in an in-depth project. It is important to think about place and people. What happens in the glitches between place and human beings?

Kiruna is my home. I think a lot about home and the meaning of home, place and identity.

See the Pilot: https://vimeo.com/143370854

 

With support from:

Co Producers: Filmpool Nord

Konstnärsnämnden 2015

Sámi council, 2015

Norrlands läns landsting, 2015

Samiske Kunstneres og Forfatteres Vederlagsfond, arbetsstipendium 2015

Privat: AB Skrot Johan Invest

 

I have just opened a Crowdfounding for the project

If you find it exiting and want to support the film ”Kiruna Ortdrivaren”
 
Please send to the project’s swish: 123 148 37 67
 
200-2000 SEK you will get your name on the film’s website.
2000 SEK and up to get your name in the after text also.
 
I would be grateful if you want to be involved and support the project
Send me an e-mail and I can tell you more about the project: lise@liselottewajstedt.com

 

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Burn the drums

A FILM BY: LISELOTTE WAJSTEDT (©)2016
MUSIC: MOIVI
ORIGINAL TITLE: BRÄNN TRUMMORNA
DANCER: ÅSA LINDER
I samiska mytologin är det Sarakka som är den starkaste gudinnan. Hon är solens, eldens och hemmets gudinna.
Genom Reahpen kommer ljuset, det är genom den vi får bilderna, det är genom den vi kan se.

Det finns en ilska, desperation, rädsla i att förlora det vi en gång såg när det nya tar över.

Själv är jag en urban same. Den här filmen är en stilla dialog med dåtiden.

This is a video in process, can also be part of a larger context

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Silence in Sápmi, work in progress

Marion Marions gård

We’re shooting a strong, beautiful young woman with a very heavy history. This women wants to talk about the silence … break the silence about what we do not talk about in Sápmi!

Henrik Henrik sågar

Shooting with Henrik Andersson, reindeer hearder, in their 1000 year old reindeer fence. Henrik is one of the stars of Silence in Sápmi

Sofia

Sofia Jannok, musicians and activism

Ida Ida och kolten

Ida

Facts:

Synopsis

Sápmi – the land of the Sámi, ranging across northernmost Scandinavia – is a breathtaking place. The Sámi culture has made great inroads in recent years in contemporary art and music. But behind these cultural triumphs are deep shadows. Shadows that no one in Sápmi talks about. A study by the Arctic University of Norway has found a higher degree of emotional, physical and sexual violence among the Sámi people than in the rest of Nordic society. The film Silence in Sápmi aims to investigate why so many young Sámi are so troubled. What is behind the violence, the suicides and the mental health problems of youth in Sápmi?.

 

Title: Silence in Sápmi

Director: Liselotte Wajstedt
Producer:  Malla Grapengiesser
Lenght: ca 58/80

With development support from:
Filmpool Nord

International Sámi Film Institute, Nordnorsk Filmsenter

– See more at: http://fosforproduktion.se/silence-in-sapmi/#sthash.KXAMlofm.dpuf

 

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There is something in between life and death

Exhibition: Right now at Galleri Skáidi in Nikkaluokta 27/7-27/8-16

This is a very well-attended exhibition, welcome all!

Usually, I do not paint so much, I am primarily a filmmaker. But I have my roots in painting, studied at different art schools and have painted a lot. My father taught me how to draw as a child, when I was 11 years old he showed me how to paint with oil. Then I continued painting until the age of 30. Thereafter, I solely focused on film and art film. Now I have begun to return, searching for my mode of expression in painting. The paintings that I show at this exhibition are an extension of my project about Kiruna, Kiruna Ortdrivaren. It evolves around the relocation of the city of Kiruna and land-use in northern Sweden; how the human comes in-between.

About the project:

THERE IS SOMETHING IN-BETWEEN LIFE AND DEATH
What happens in the intervals between place and person? Between places and
human history, between the place and its memory? Paths have been trodden in the
mountainous landscape. Paths that the Sami people and their reindeer created long
ago, and used for centuries. They walked through this place, once grazing land for
reindeer, until the Swede came and paved roads. It is cracking today, the ground is
breaking open and to leave a wound that will never heal. The Swedish state is selling
off the natural resources of the north for free. Foreign mining companies are free to
come and dig into our fragile, Arctic climate. The culturally entrenched reindeer
suffer, not to mention how it affects the landscape.

 

There is something ...
Oil on canvas, 50×50 cm

 

Nu visar

Vajstedt & Wajstedt
sina fantastiska färdigheter.

Fjällen och färgerna fångar betraktaren.
Varken Jan eller Liselotte är okända för norrbottningen eller konstkännarna.
De är inte ovanligt att se deras verk och kreativa avtryck på utställningar både nära och långt borta.
Far och dotter, bägge är skickliga på att se skönhet och kan konsten att väcka intresse med sin konst.

Jan har lång erfarenhet, hans måleri är smakfull och naturen skildras med stor värme och ödmjukhet. Du vill ta dig dit hans tavla lockar dig.
Liselotte är filmare, konstnär, kvinna och same men ogillar att bli placerad i fack. Hon arbetar oftast med samiska teman det hon har närmast hjärtat.
Hennes konst handlar om allmänmänskliga universiella frågor. Hennes kraftfulla och intensiva konstspråk berör.

Du kan lära känna konsten och konstärerna Vajsteds & Wajstedt – en far & en dotter på Galleri Nikkaluokta Skáidi
27/7-27/8 Vernissage och öppning av utställning på onsdag 27/7 kl 14.00

 

The catalog:

1 There is something in between life and death 1
Oil on canvas, 50×50 cm, 7000 :-
2 Paths have been trodden in the mountainous landscape 1
Photo, 10×13 cm, 1200:-

3 There is something in between life and death 2
Oil on canvas, 50×50 cm, 7000 :-
4 Paths have been trodden in the mountainous landscape 2
Photo, 10×13 cm, 1200:-

5 There is something in between life and death 3
Oil on canvas, 50×50 cm, 7000 :-
6 Paths have been trodden in the mountainous landscape 3
Photo, 10×13 cm, 1200:-

7 Inside out
oil on canvas, 50×50 cm, 7000:-
8 Inside out, Photomontage, 13×13 cm, serie 1/10, 1500:-

9 Kiruna
olja på duk, 50×50 cm, price by agreement
photo, price by agreement

10 Faces
Film, ’3:29 min, serie 2/5 15000:-

11 Face
oil on canvas, 50×50 cm, privat

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Work in progress

Silence in Sápmi

Synopsis

Sápmi – the land of the Sámi, ranging across northernmost Scandinavia – is a breathtaking place. The Sámi culture has made great inroads in recent years in contemporary art and music. But behind these cultural triumphs are deep shadows. Shadows that no one in Sápmi talks about. A study by the Arctic University of Norway has found a higher degree of emotional, physical and sexual violence among the Sámi people than in the rest of Nordic society. The film Silence in Sápmi aims to investigate why so many young Sámi are so troubled. What is behind the violence, the suicides and the mental health problems of youth in Sápmi?.

 

 

Title: Silence in Sápmi

Director: Liselotte Wajstedt
Producer:  Malla Grapengiesser
Lenght: ca 58/80

With development support from:
Filmpool Nord

– See more at: http://fosforproduktion.se/silence-in-sapmi/#sthash.KXAMlofm.dpuf

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