Eva Rocco Kenell
Eva Rocco Kenell
Eva Rocco Kenell (SE, 1982) arbejder primært med video, og det er dokumentarismen, som værkerne tager form efter. I værket Trail fra 2015 følger fortælleren sporet fra en forfalsket interrailbillet, der blev ophav til et spind af løgne på en politigård i Ungarn. I forfølgelsen af historien viser det sig, at de mange løgne rummer usandsynlige sandheder. I flere af Kenells værker er det netop opspindet eller den elaborerede fortælling, der undersøges - enten som ophav til mange forskellige sandheder eller som omveje, der er værd at gå.
Eva Rocco Kenell gæstede FAIR-programmet i oktober og november måned 2016. Under sit ophold på Fabrikken arbejdede hun blandt andet med værket Norðurmýri.
Om dette værk siger hun: "Iceland is one of the few countries in the world that does not have a railway. The autumn of 2014, I walked around in the Norðurmýri neighborhood in Reykjavik, finding it grey and depressing. A friend told me that she loved that neighborhood and its history.
Norðurmýri is a mire and the houses located there are considered cultural property. As protection against the harsh weather the concrete on the facades are mixed with seashells. Thriller movies and novels have been written about the area.
In the beginning of the last century there were plans to build a train station there, but today, not many people are aware of this. I am fascinated by both the grandeur and smallness of the site and its history. During 1894-1929 a political struggle was fought to build the railway. One could read about it in the papers almost every day during this period. In August last year I went on a research trip to Iceland. It took me a month until I found someone who actually had heard about the railway plans.
Using micro stories I intend to create a narrative of the history around the railway. The threads of this narrative are many: Euphoric managers with poetry as weapons, newspaper articles that state that the railroad is more important than phones, sly financiers with secret plans to privatize rivers and waterfalls and people who have dedicated 30 years of their life to submit multiple professional proposals on how a railway could be built."
Eva Rocco Kenell / FAIR / oktober & november 2016