Contact: elisabethbrun(at)
Elisabeth Brun is an artist-researcher, filmmaker and writer exploring questions of form, of mediation, of knowledge, of the relation between human/environment. Her work takes different forms such as films, installations and texts, engaging in dialogues between philosophy, the environmental humanities, documentary and visual art. Currently she develops projects also in collabration with the geosciences.

Her work has been screened internationally at festivals/ venues such as Oberhausen International Short Film Festival (DE), Vienna Shorts (AUT), Seattle Art Museum (US) and Montreal Festival du Nouveaux Cinéma (CA). Recent grants/awards include Kings College´s Ivan Juritz Prize for Creative Experiment 2020, a special mention in the Emerging Artist Award at Mimesis Doc Fest and a Poetry by Video Artist Award at Cadence Video Poetry festival.

Elisabeth Brun holds a PhD in Media Studies from the University of Oslo, 14 years of experience as a documentary filmmaker/ journalist (NRK) and a post-master in Public Art from the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm. 

Upcoming and Recent

Artist Residency, Norwegian Embassy in Berlin, with Nyksund Reloaded. 26.06-03.07.2023

3xShapes of Home
: Arquiteturas Film Festival: Where Life Happens, Porto (PT), 27.06-01.07.2023

Invited talk on work in progress, Imagine Earth conference, Lousiana Museum of Modern Art (DK). 08-09.06.2023

Invited lecture, Centre of Excellence in Image Studies, University of Bucharest (RO). 25.04.2023

3xShapes of Home: 36th Film- und Medienwissenschaftlichen Kolloquiums, Universität Salzburg/Universität Mozarteum Salzburg, 30.03-01.04.2023

Paper on work in progress, AR@K symposium, arts/research/teaching, Kristiania University College, Oslo. 15.03.2023

Call for Practice. New Entanglements special issue, Screenworks: Inter-relations between Film and Philosophy. Deadline: 30.03.2023.

Talk and curation. New Entanglements: philosophy, aesthetics and artistic research in film. Symposium. 01-02-12.2023

3xShapes of Home: Stadtkino Basel (CH). 24.11.2022

Invited talk, Film as Thinking: Art, Architecture and the Moving Image, NTNU, Trondheim (NO). Seminar. 15.11.2022

3xShapes of Home: Re-inhabiting the Image, Filmexplorer´s video-essay gallery, online (CH), 01-30.11.2022

Szikago Pakrel: Future Archeology. New Art City. Online work, in exhibition How to Be a Posthuman, Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF Masterclass Fabulation for Future, 01.05.2022-30.11.2023

Conversation with filmmaker Birgitte Sigmundstad, Arctic Moving Image and Film Festival (AMIFF), 13-16 10.2022

Collective presentation, Szikago Pakrel: Future Archeology, 13th SAR conference, Bauhaus University Weimar (DE), 2022.

New Production Collective. Hai Ku. 

3xShapes of Home: Internal Tides. Global Visions of Water, Seattle Art Museum. 01.03.2022 -30.05.2022

Best Video Essays 2021, Sight & Sound Magazine (UK), 2022


Of Public Interest (OPI Lab), Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm (SE), 2022/2023
PhD, Media and Communications, University of Oslo (NO), 2020
Bilder Nordic School of Photography (NO), 2014
Master, Media and Communications, University of Oslo (NO), 2013
Master, International Journalism, City University, London (UK), 2001
Cand Mag/ BA Sociology, University of Oslo, 2000

Site Specific works

Overflate /Underflate - Surface / Sousface. Fileten, Nyksund (NO). Funded by Public Art Norway / KORO. 2021
4X4 – THE SELF-SERVICE CHANNEL, The journalist has quit – do it yourself. 4X4 – Tromsø Kunstforening. 2007

Collective Shows

36th Film- und Medienwissenschaftlichen Kolloquiums, Universität Salzburg/Universität Mozarteum Salzburg (DE), 2023
Re-inhabiting the Image, Filmexplorer´s video-essay gallery, online / Stadtkino Basel (CH), 2022
How to Become a Posthuman, Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF Masterclass, 2022/23
Szikago Pakrel: Future Archeology. New Art City. Online, 2022/23
Internal Tides, Seattle Art Museum (US), GLOBAL VISIONS OF WATER, 2022
betweenebbandflow, MOM Art space, Hamburg (DE), 2022
EXOPOIEISIS. aCinema Space // online, Milwakee (US), 2021

Film Festivals (selection)

Arquiteturas Film Festival, Porto (PT), 2023
Uppsala Short Film Festival (SE), 2021
Montreal Festival du Nouveau Cinéma (CA),  2021
International Short Film Festival Oberhausen (DE), 2021.
Vienna Shorts (AUT), 2021
ArchFilm Lund (SE), 2021
Bogota Experimental Film Festival (CO), 2021
Mimesis Documentary Festival, Colorado (US), 2021
Cadence Video Poetry Festival, Seattle (US), 2021
Art Visuals and Poetry Film Festival, Vienna (AUT), 2021
Istanbul Experimental Film festival, (TR), 2021.

Awards (selection)

Best Video Essays 2021, Sight & Sound Magazine (UK), 2022
Winner “Poetry by Video Artist” Award, Cadence Video Poetry Festival, Seattle (US). 2021
Special Mention, “Emerging Artist” Award, Mimesis Documentary Festival, Boulder, Colorado (US), 2021
Winner Ivan Juritz Prize for Creative Experiment, Visual Arts. King´s College, London / Cove Park; Scotland (UK), 2020

Grants / Fellowships

Residency / “Residens i Residensen”, Norwegian Embassy in Berlin, 2023
Norwegian Research Council (NFR), overseas travel grant for researchers, 2021 
Visiting scholar at Filmuniversity Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF, Berlin 2021
Completion Grant Fellow (Gjennomføringsstipendiat), University of Oslo. 2020-2021  
Doctoral Research Fellow, University of Oslo, 2016 -2020    
Fritt Ord Foundation - Scholarship master thesis. 2013

Media Employment

Documentary film director and journalist, Norwegian Public Broadcasting (NRK). 2001-2014

Talks (selected)

Invited talk, Imagine Earth, Lousiana Museum of Modern Art, 2023
Invited lecture, University of Bucharest, 2023
Paper, AR@K, Kristiania University College, 2023
Invited lecture, Screen Aesthetics Workshop Week, University of Oslo, 2022
Invited workshop, Screen Cultures Master programme, University of Oslo, 2022
Paper, Visible Evidence conference, 2021
Invited lecture, Filmuniversity Babelsberg, KONRAD WOLF, 2021
Invited lecture, BA Media Aesthetics, Aarhus University, 2021


The Researcher-Filmmaker as a Topographical Thinker, forthcoming book chapter, Constructions of The Real, Intellect Books, 2023.
Thinking Through Form, Screenworks, 2021
Ørnemetoden, Norsk Medietidsskrift, 2021
3xShapes Home: a topographical moving image experiment, Textual Practice, Taylor & Francis vol 35, 2021


New Entanglements special issue, Screenworks. Inter-relations between Film and Philosophy

Symposia, curation

Egga – Eche – on the edge, art symposium, Nyksund, Nordland. 2024. Anne Beate Hovind, AiR Vesterålen, Lofoten International Art Festival (LIAF), Goethe Institute Norway. Funded by Arts Council Norway

New Entanglements: Philosophy, Aesthetics and Artistic Research in Film, Institute for Artistic Research (IKF - host) Filmuniversity Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF (DE), Kabelvåg Film and Art School (NO), Media Aesthetics Research-group, University of Oslo, 2022.

Member of

Hai Ku
Aksjon for Filmkunst (AFF) / Action for Film art (NO)
Filmmaking Research, Academic Film and Videographic Criticism, research group at Aarhus University (DK).
Media Aesthetics workgroup, University of Oslo (NO)