Poetics of Permutation: Short films on improvisation

ASHRAM The Spiritual Community of Alice Coltrane
ASHRAM The Spiritual Community of Alice Coltrane

Cinemateket i Bergen, in collaboration with Bergen Kunsthall, shows a series of films over two nights in connection with the exhibition File Under Freedom which takes its cue from the history of improvisation in music and art.

‘Poetics of Permutation: Short films on improvisation’ will show three films:
ASHRAM: The Spiritual Community of Alice Coltrane (2019), 33 min
The Sai Anantam Ashram was founded in 1983 by Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda, on sacred and serene land in the Santa Monica Mountains of Agoura, California. Through the years, a multi-ethnic and multi-generational spiritual community emerged.

The Otholith Group: People to Be Resembling, 22 min
The Otolith Group’s video essay People to be Resembling can be described as a five sided portrait of the methodologies of the post-free jazz, pre-world music trio Codona , founded by multi-instrumentalists Collin Walcott , Don Cherry, and Nana Vasconcelos in 1978.

Jan Horne: Kaleidoscope 67, 38 min The documentation of a happening of the same name on 6 November 1967 in the lecture hall at Tøyen has never before been shown to the public. Aiming to break down the differences between art forms, it reflects the aesthetic expression of the time and provides a unique insight into a flourishing art environment in Oslo in the 1960s.

The film screening will be introduced by Steinar Sekkingstad, curator at Bergen Kunsthall.

The screening take place at Cinemateket i Bergen, USF Verftet.


Venue: Cinemateket i Bergen, USF Verftet
Free for members of Bergen Kunsthall