[spectre] INTO ETERNITY by Michael Madsen at Aksioma Project Space, Ljubljana

Aksioma aksioma4 at siol.net
Mon Jan 23 16:26:04 CET 2012

Aksioma – Institute for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana, kindly invites you to:

*Michael Madsen*
»A Film for the Future«
Documentary film (75 min, English)

*A haunting non-fiction elegy about the threat of the apocalypse, 
Michael Madsen's "Into Eternity" ponders
the future of nuclear waste and explorers the horrors of anticipating an 
unpredictable future. *

*Aksioma **|**Project Space*
Komenskega 18, Ljubljana

26, 27, 31 January and 1 February 2012 at 7 pm

*Public interview with the author: 26 January 2012, after the screening*
*Interviewer: Mojca Kumerdej*

*Michael Madsen*

/Into Eternity/is an unique art work that deeply explores the 
mind-boggling scientific and philosophical questions long-term nuclear 
waste storage poses.
Structured as a message to future generations, the piece focuses on the 
Onkalo waste repository now under construction in Finland, one of the 
first underground storage facilities. Onkalo is a gigantic network of 
tunnels being carved out of bedrock that will start receiving Finland’s 
nuclear waste in 2020. Once the repository is full, in about 100 years, 
it will be closed and hopefully remain sealed for at least 100,000 years.
/Into Eternity/takes viewers deep into the Onkalo facility as it is 
being constructed and asks Onkalo representatives, scientists, 
theologians and others to address fundamental but challenging questions.
How can our civilization know what the world will be like in 100,000 
years? The first modern homo sapiens appeared about that long ago and no 
human structure has survived more than 5000 years. How can we anticipate 
climate and geologic changes that far in the future? What will life on 
our planet be like then? How do we warn distant generations of the 
deadly waste our civilization left behind? What languages or signs will 
they understand? How do we prevent them from thinking they have located 
the pyramids of our time or some other treasures?
With its stark, stylistic approach, the video work /Into Eternity/by the 
Danish artist Michael Madsen not only raises questions about the 
possibility of long-term nuclear waste storage, but also invites 
reflection on the limits of science and human knowledge, along with our 
responsibility to future generations.

*Awards (selection):*
- IDFA, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, IDFA Green Screen Award, November 
28th 2010
- Sheffield, UK, Special mention Sheffield Green award, November 7th 2010
- FilmAmbiente - International Environmental Film Festival, Rio de 
Janeiro, Brazil, Best International Feature Film, November 2011
- Baikal International Festival of Documentary, Irkutsk, Russia, Grand 
Prix, October 2011
- Antenna International Documentary Film Festival, Sydney, Australia, 
Best International Film, October 2011
More: _http://www.intoeternitythemovie.com/awards/_

*Director and Scriptwriter:*Michael Madsen
*Producer:*Lise Lense-Møller
*Editors:*Daniel Dencik, Stefan Sundlöf
*Director of Photography:*Heikki Färm F.S.C.
*Sound Design:*Nicolai Linck, Øivind Weingaarde
*Mix:*Tomas Arwe

*Production Company: *Magic Hour Films
More: _http://www.intoeternitythemovie.com/_

*Michael Madsen*. Born 1971 - conceptual artist and film director 
founder and artistic leader of the Sound/Gallery, a 900 square meter 
sound diffusion system underneath the Town Hall Square in Copenhagen, 
Denmark (1996-2001).
Madsen has been guest lecturer at The Royal Danish Academy of Art, The 
Danish Film School, and The Danish School of Design. As film director he 
realized various documentaries among others the Award-winning‘To 
Damascus – a Film on Interpretation’ (2005). Selected art projects 
include: /Audience (van Gogh#7)/, design of SPOR 2007, festival for new 
music and sound art; and /Public Service (van Gogh#6)//Phase 1/: Idea 
and concept for a new music library in Odense, Denmark.

*Mojca Kumerdej*is a writer, philosopher and art critic. In 2001, 
Študentska založba published her first book, the novel /Baptism Above 
Triglav (Krst nad Triglavom)/, in which she ironically explores 
Slovenian stereotypes and national mythology; in 2003, her book of short 
prose /Fragma/was published in the Beletrina series, and in 2011 her 
collection of short prose /Dark Matter (Temna snov)/. Her literature has 
been translated into several foreigh languages. She has appeared at the 
Frankfurt Book Fair, in Moscow, St Petersburg, and at the International 
Book Fair in Guadalajara (Mexico); she has made guest appearances at 
book fairs in Prague, Leipzig, Buenos Aires and in Hungary. In 2006, she 
received the Crystal Vilenica award for her short story Below Surface 
(Pod gladino) at the Vilenica International Literary Festival. Her work 
/Fragma/has been interpreted in theatre, in the dance-theatrical 
performance by Sonja Ožbolt, and in graduation-TV dramas by the students 
of film directing at the Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television, 
for which the students received the Academy's Prešernova Awards.

*Production of the event: *Aksioma – Institute for Contemporary Art, 
Ljubljana, 2012
_www.aksioma.org <http://www.aksioma.org/>_

Artistic director: Janez Janša
Executive producer: Marcela Okretič
Public relations: Mojca Zupanič
Technical support: Valter Udovičić
Assistant: Sonja Grdina

/*Supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia and 
the Municipality*//*of Ljubljana.*/
/Sponsor: Datacenter d.o.o./

Marcela Okretič, 041 250 830, aksioma4 at siol.net
*Aksioma | Institute for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana*
Neubergerjeva 25, 1000 Ljubljana
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