Domestic Safari [2007]

DOMESTIC SAFARI – Home as a wild place

Video: Anders Weberg
Sound: Robert Willim

Duration: 10.32 min
2007

What if we started to see the material worlds of domestic settings as wild places?
Is there a potential for the exotic and uncanny in the inconspicuously mundane?

Domestic Safari is a journey through three different homes in three different European countries. The film and it’s soundtrack is based entirely on manipulated recordings from the three places in Finland, Italy and Sweden.

This audiovisual excursion aims to call forth imaginaries and a profane illumination that disorient and estrange the materialities of everyday reality.

Recorded locations:
Körsbärsvägen, Sweden
La Casa di Sara, Italy
Kostonniemi, Finland

Duration: 10.32 min
Format: Mini DV

Project url: www.domesticsafari.com

Screenings/Exhibitions:

2009
- March 11–29: Videoformes 2009, Clermont – Ferrand, France.

2008
- June 13–15: Pocket Films Festival, Pompidou Centre, Paris, France.
- May 16–25: 2008 Shanghai International Science & Art Exposition, China.
- May 6–18: CARTES Flux Festival of Media Art, Center of Art and Technology, Espoo, Finland.
- September 3: Full Pull, Malmo, stapelbäddshallen , Sweden.
- October 16-19: International Amsterdam Film Festival, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
- November 30: SF Cinemateque in San Francisco. The screening is part of the program Dark House, curated by Jessica Allee and Wago Kreider.

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[...] “Domestic Safari” by me and Robert Willim selected for screening at the Interferenze New Arts Festival that takes place in the Ducal Castle, Bisaccia, Italy, July 22-25. Curated by Valentina Tanni. [...]

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