BIFF 2020
BIFF Expanded


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Edvard Munch and the sun

THE SUN (work in progress) is a VR experience that reveals the story behind Edvard Munch’s iconic series of paintings, playing with what our eyes see and our brains make up.

Edvard Munch’s ‘The Sun’ paintings are forces of nature. They are wild, energetic, and overpowering in their brightness. Stand in front of them and you can feel the colourful rays coming towards you, the warmth on your skin. The paintings show the December sun over the harbor entrance of the Norwegian town of Kragerø, where Munch lived for a while. By his own admission, Munch developed a downright religious relationship to this light, which, within a few moments, manages to dispel the darkness of winter.

Munch loved the sun as an ancient symbol of life, but was also interested in the power of light. What does it do to our brain? Can we see beyond the physical boundaries of our eyes? Join us in a unique experiment, channeling Munch’s curiosity for science and spirituality. Audience feedback will be used in the next development stages of the experience.

HTC Vive / 10 min / Norway, Germany / Harmke Heezen, Mike Robbins (directors), Kristian Mosvold, Georg Tschurtschenthaler (producers) / Mediefondet Zefyr/Kristiansand kommune

World Premiere