IMAGE <=> TEXT #8, with Mia Engberg

IMAGE <=> TEXT is a seminar series, hosted by The Film, Photography and Literary Composition Unit, HDK-Valand, which aims to unfold the myriad interconnectedness of words and pictures, whether they appear in the form of artist’s books, films, narrative photography, materialist poetics or ekphrasis.

The start of the 2022 season commences with a conversation with well-known filmmaker and writer Mia Engberg. Her work develops from an audacious capacity to work with black screens and sound with narratives that explore intimacy in relationships, memories and experiences. In this conversation she will expand on ideas in her research with darkness as cinematic material, her trilogy: Belleville Baby, Lucky One and Black Bird and the use of visual silence as an aesthetics. Mia will discuss both the artistic and theoretic inspiration and influences on her creative practice and the significance of Marguerite Duras in how she views the relationship between her films and the books she has written.