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Lars Laumann, Berlinmauren, 2008, colour, sound, 23 min 56 sec

Artists' Film Biennial: Profile: Lars Laumann

28 May 2016

A retrospective programme of early films by Norwegian artist Lars Laumann, who explores unusual biographies and documentary approaches in his moving image work. The earliest work in the programme is Morrissey Foretelling the Death of Diana (2006), which recounts Princess Diana’s untimely demise as predicted in a series of cryptic messages, hidden in the lyrics and album artwork of Morrissey and The Smiths repertoire. In Helen Keller on Video (2010), Laumann turns to the persona of the socialist author ‒ a figure that reoccurs in other works. Berlinmuren (2008) builds a portrait of Eija-Riita Eklöf Berlinermauer and her love affair with and subsequent marriage to the Berlin Wall. Here her objecto-sexuality is juxtaposed against the fall of Soviet communism and the dramatic shifts in the socio-political landscape of Europe. 

Due to unforeseen circumstance Lars Laumann will no longer be able to attend this screening; the UK premiere of Season of Migration to the North (2015) will take place at a later date when he is able to be present. 


  • Morrissey Foretelling the Death of Diana, 2006, SD video, colour and black & white, sound, 16 min
  • Helen Keller on Video, 2010, SD video, colour, sound, 21 min 24 sec
  • Berlinmuren, 2008, SD video, colour, sound, 23 min 56 sec 

Lars Laumann (lives and works in Brønøysund, Norway) Recent solo exhibitions include Lars Laumann, VI, VII, Oslo (2016); “Kompendium”, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo (2015); and Season of Migration to The North, Malmø Kunstmuseum (2016). Laumann has also exhibited at The Berin Biennial, The Liverpool Biennial and The Nordic Biennial Momentum in Moss. 


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The ICA Artists’ Film Biennial 2016 is a four-day celebration of artists’ film and moving image. The Biennial’s comprehensive series of screenings and talks extends the ICA’s Artists’ Film Club, our regular programme of artists’ film, which profiles and debates the best international artists’ moving image.

Programme supported by the Art Fund, British Council, the Royal Norwegian Embassy and Film Hub London, managed by Film London. Proud to be a partner of the BFI Film Audience Network, funded by the National Lottery.

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