End of Oil

Curated by Mao Mollona

Produced by Mao Mollona and artist Anne Marthe Dyvi

Oilers followed the construction of an oil platform in the Norwegian offshore yard, Kvaerner Stord. Shot over one year, the film showed the workers’ experience of work in the context of the global decline in the price of oil and unemployment. The film was made in collaboration with BEK, Bergen Center for Electronic Arts.

Directed by Phil Collins

Delete Beach is an animated short, realised in the style of Japanese anime which combines elements of sci-fi and fantasy to tell a story set in the future around Bergen and the Hardangerfjord. The work will premier within a wider thematic framework of The End of Oil which looks at the possible scenarios linked to the decline of oil-based economy in Norway. With the prosperity of oil-boom years likely coming to an end and the society finding itself on the brink of an infrastructural change, in a wider sense, this relates to questions about our relationship with nature. The film is animated by Studio 4°C, produced by North Sea Productions and made with support from Vestnorsk filmsenter.
Co-produced by HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin) through funding provided by the German Federal Cultural Foundation within the framework of “The Aesthetics of Resistance – Peter Weiss 100”.