War of Art
Norway, Germany2020documentary102'Focus on Norway
As part of an intercultural exchange project, several artists from various countries of Western Europe and China are sent to North Korea to show their works of art to the local artists and also, see their artistic creations. The group of invitees includes, among others, Jean-Emmanuel Simoulin, who creates graphic art from powdered human bones and blood, and Nik Nowak, who experiments with sounds which are inaudible for the human ear. Their every step is thoroughly watched and their plans are constantly modified by the hosts. Will they manage to convince North Korean artists to the genre of art that does not exist in their country?
- directed by
- Q&A guestTommy Gulliksen
He was born in 1980 in Norway. He studied Journalism at the University in Oslo. He has worked for the television documentary programme Dokument 2 and for the production company Dokumentaravdelingen. Together with other filmmakers, he founded Norsk Fjernsyn AS, a production company in Oslo, in 2013. He has been a lecturer of Journalism at the University of Oslo since 2003. He is best known for his award-winning documentary trilogy about the disastrous terrorist attack on the Norwegian island of Utoya on 22 July 2011.
- Sevn Erling Brusletto
- Uwe Klimmeck
- Benedikte Danielsen (Norsk Fjernsyn AS)