If We Were Thrown Into The Meltin´ Pot, Would We Tie A True Lovin’ Knot? is a series on reshaping identities, curated by Ifrah Osman. The series discusses how to navigate identities in a world that has not been fairly constructed, and how actions relate to how we form our own identity.
The second part The Handshake will be a double film screening of the experimental documentary The Goodness Regime by Jumana Manna and Sille Storihle and the short film Gracie Square by Rebekka Christophersen. The screenings will be followed by a conversation with Christophersen and curator Ifrah Osman about the collective self-understanding of Norway, which is a carefully curated identity we export to the rest of the world.
Rebekka Christophersen was born in Oslo and grew up between Palestine, New York and Beirut. Her practice is situated in drawing and moving image. She graduated from Nordland College Film and Art School in 2022.
Jumana Manna is an artist living in Berlin and Jerusalem, working primarily with film and sculpture. She explores how power is articulated through relationships, often focusing on the body and materiality in relation to narratives of nationalism, and histories of place.
Sille Storihle is an Oslo-based artist working with moving images and printed matter. They have realised projects about neurodiversity, particularly focusing on ADHD, as well as an ongoing body of work in dialogue with queer archives and pasts. Their current research and work focus on live action role-playing games (larp). From 2012 to 2020 Storihle ran the queer-feminist platform FRANK together with Liv Bugge.