5 pm–9 pm Johanna Billing, Screening, loop
9.15 pm Takashi Makino, Screening, 23 min
10 pm Takashi Makino & Rei Hayama, Performance, 30 min
11 pm Maria w Horn, Performance, 30 min
11.30 pm DJ Jin Mustafa
Cinema Concrete is the final exhibition/event in a series of three presented by Unfinished Business, originating from collaboration and experimenting with forms of improvisation. Unfinished Business is initiated by Roger von Reybekiel and Jun-Hi Wennergren Nordling and acts as an evolving production module for contemporary art. Cinema Concrete is co-produced in collaboration with Film i Samtidskonsten and Fylkingen.
Johanna Billing makes videos that weave music, movement and rhythm – placing subtle emphasis on the individual within representations of changing societies. Her existentially charged looped video installations, presenting us with people in staged, choreographed situations, dwell on routines, rehearsals and rituals. A specific performative activity is often used as a vehicle for articulating certain struggles – personal, social and political. Connecting the modes of performance with a precise and minimal cinematic language language, Billing in parts directs the participants and in parts puts in place a series of improvisations around the notion of performance and the possibility it holds to explore issues of the public and the private. The protagonists in Billing’s videos all play themselves but take part in staged situations that oscillate between documentary and fiction, as a multi-layered interpretation of a place. Billing’s films often involve music, which in her hands becomes a medium of exchange, memory and reconstruction. From 1998 until 2010 she ran the Make it Happen record label, publishing music and arranging live performances. Billing lives and works in Stockholm.
Maria w Horn is interested in manipulation of time and space through sonic extremes, spatiality, rituals and optical light experiments. Her music threads tensions of synthetic doom, engrossed in swathes of synths and gradual harmonic progressions, generative patterns and rhythmical formations. Horn’s audiovisual performances often transcends towards expanded cinema and installation. After completing her studies in electroacoustic composition at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm and Universität der Kunst in Berlin she is currently based in Stockholm. She is an integral part of the experimental music scene in Sweden through her involvement in Fylkingen, cassette label XKatedral as well as Sthlm Drone Society – an association working to promote slow and gradually evolving timbral music.
Jin Mustafa is an artist, musician and DJ with an interest in industrial and experimental sounds, her techno based DJ-sets encompasses an equal amount of melody and industry. Mustafa is also active as an event organizer, as part of feminist platform Grupp 13, the club project Arcade Overseas, and the former collective Samlingen. Furthermore she is a member of the techno duo Karabasan Drane. Mustafa is currently enrolled at the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm.