Tensta Museum Branch at ArkDes: Emily Fahlén and Magnus Bärtås introduce their works
Emily Fahlén and Magnus Bärtås introduce their movies, Same Time Next Day and The Miracle in Tensta (Theoria).
Same Time Next Day is made by Emily Fahlén and artist Ahmet Ögüt. By exploring the notion of a chronic temporality, this film investigates continuities and repetitions, ongoing processes that lack defined beginnings and ends, by considering the daily routines of the founder of a news network for the Eritrean diaspora, the industrious enthusiast behind a local women’s association, and the most famous poet of Kurdistan who smokes every waking hour. They all move in the same centre squares, linked together by bridges separating traffic. In Tensta, the largest area of the Million Dwelling Program, with more than 20,000 residents.
Magnus Bärtås’ The Miracle in Tensta (Theoria), is a wayward depiction of how the Virgin Mary appeared in Tensta in the summer of 2012, based on testimonies on the internet. With the help of Tensta residents, the testimonies have been visualized and shot in one of the gallery spaces of Tensta konsthall.