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Applied Theories of Expanding Minds

Makerere Art Gallery / Institute of Heritage Conservation and Restoration

proudly presents

Applied Theories of Expanding Minds – A video installation
by Rut Karin Zettergren, Lena Bergendahl and Jennifer Rainsford

Opening on Thursday, 13 October, 2011 at 5 pm

Exhibition dates 13 – 23 October, 2011

Applied Theories of Expanding Minds
Rut Karin Zettergren, Lena Bergendahl and Jennifer Rainsford
Docu fiction, Video HDV,
Production: ZBR Productions, Film Front Nairobi, 2009-2011 in Kenya and Sweden
Film: Length 29 min, Installation: 4 projections x 15 min.
Contact: zbr.productions@gmail.com | http://www.zbrproductions.com/

In Kenya a fanatic group of individuals has started a new tribe. Their mission is to create an alternative to the existing society by letting the earth’s magnetic fields run their lives. The film follows their rituals and ceremonies in a society which was controlled by China for a long time. “Applied Theories of Expanding Minds” was filmed in Nairobi, Kenya, in 2009 and the video installation is now shown for the first time in East Africa.

See a preview at http://www.vimeo.com/16539475

Pictures of the exhibition at makerere art gallery https://makerereartgallery.wordpress.com/2011/11/06/applied-theories-of-expanding-minds-exhibition-photographs/

The film emerged from the artistic research project You Look Like Milk. The project is a collaboration between ZBR and three Kenyan filmmakers, Joseph Mbuti Kingoo, Edvine Maloba, and Francis Ngia Okello, working together as Film Front Nairobi. It took its starting point in a post-colonial discourse in which we examine how we create images of the Other.
ZBR consists of Ruth Karin Zettergren, Lena Bergendahl and Jennifer Rainford. They have worked to and fro as a collective since the fall of 2008. In their common practice, they are experimenting with letting the three artistic practices form an entirety without losing their individual characteristics.

Makerere Art Gallery/Institute of Heritage Conservation and Restoration
Margaret Trowell School of Industrial and Fine Arts
College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology
Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda

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