Reclaiming Vision – a dive into the world of marine micro-organisms

The cinematic work by Marjolijn Dijkman and Toril Johannessen stars aquatic micro-organisms that are invisible to the human eye.Captured through a light microscope and projected onto a big screen, the life of the micro-organisms from the brackish waters of the inner Oslofjord and cultivated algae becomes a colourful drama.

For some time now, technical instruments have allowed us to see these tiny organisms that are vital to the ecosystems of our planet, but people often overlook the processes on the microscopic level.By changing the scale, Reclaiming Visiontakes the viewer to an underwater world, reminding us of the significance of healthy micro-organisms to the well-being of our water systems and the people who depend on them.The work is shown in Suomenlinna as an immersive wide-screen version curated by Jenni Nurmenniemi.

Production:HIAP – Helsinki International Artist Programme, with funding from Kone Foundation.

The work was commissioned by Munchmuseet on the Move 2018, The Munch Museum (Oslo).

Directed by: Marjolijn Dijkman and Toril Johannessen
Music by: Henry Vega
Edited by: Dieter Diependaele
Cinematography by: Aleksander Andreassen
Microscopy by: Aleksander Andreassen, Marjolijn Dijkman, Bente Edvardsen, Toril Johannessen, Luka Supraha
Scripts and scenography by: Marjolijn Dijkman and Toril Johannessen
Scientific consultants: Bente Edvardsen, Jan Heuschele, Jack Christopher Leo, Luka Supraha
Filming location: Microscopy lab, Section for Aquatic Biology and Toxicology, Department of Biosciences, University of Oslo, Norway
Sampling locations: Akerselva, Bispevika, Sørenga and inner Oslofjord, Norway
Algae collection: NORCCA – Norwegian Culture Collection of Algae – Oslo, Norway
Additional features elements: Cleaning agents, microneedle, micropipette, microplastics, microscope, oil, pigments
Electronics: Henry Vega
Cello: Jan Willem Troost
Vocals: Els Mondelaers
Lyrics: Marjolijn Dijkman and Toril Johannessen
Mastering: Peter Solden, Dada Studios – Brussels, Belgium
Post production music: Sonhouse – Brussels, Belgium
Music production supported by: ARTEk Foundation – The Hague, The Netherlands
Assistant editing: Léo Ghysels
Post production: The – Brussels, Belgium

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