Shifting Landscapes

Shifting Landscapes

film/performance project, 2019

A project undertaken by Parlour Collective with Surnedal Billag in Surnedal, Norway. Performers: Ine Harrang, Jack Catling, David Stearn, Soohyun Choi, Matthew Luck Galpin.

Shifting landscapes is a project which emerged from a residency in the small town of Surnedal, Norway. It weaves together poetic impressions of the Surnedal landscape, the activities of the town, and the mysterious elements which emerge between these spheres. The narrative contained in the finished film is one of scattered symbolic language translated into movements in space and proceeding through hypnogogic intervals. At times terrifying, at times sublime, it encourages the viewer to drift through irresistibly. Moving forward with the detachment of a ghost-train among the picture-postcards of places we’ve never inhabited but vaguely recall, blurring action, landscape and body into varied configurations.