Oslo; Work

Oslo 1 - Work (2019).
Film. First chapter of Oslo; Work, Speech, Living, Sexualities, Struggle.
2,8K ARRIRAW, 21 min, colour, installed without audio, 2019

First part of Oslo: WORK, SPEECH, LIVING, SEXUALITY, STRUGGLE (2019–2024)

The project is an acute look at our time in a Northern European setting, using Oslo city as a raw material, told from under-represented perspectives in our society. The film is the first in a series of 5 autonomous short films (chapters: WORK, SPEECH, LIVING, SEXUALITY, STRUGGLE) that will be produced annually over five years, and that will form 5 chapters of a feature film.

The film depicts a set of people in an industrial working-class life and it takes place among large warehouses and distribution facilities in Oslo. These are underrepresented environments in Norwegian film history. The project focuses on social working conditions, personal desires for transgressions and change, and the great economic axis that governs the city's everyday life. The narrative is loosely and creatively developed from the idea of work, physicality, hierarchies, the body and deviation.