Contact: elisabethbrun(at)gmail.com
Elisabeth Brun is a media artist, filmmaker and scholar exploring questions of form, of mediation, of knowledge, of the relation between human/environment. Her work takes different forms such as films, installations, 3D work and texts, engaging in dialogues between philosophy, the environmental humanities and visual art. Currently she develops projects also in collabration with the geosciences.

Bruns 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. Brun is currently a Honorary Professor at The School of Arts, Design and Media, Kristiania University College, Oslo.

Upcoming and Recent


Keynote, The Great Defrost Symposium, Berlin Art Week. tba 09.2024

Invited talk, Nyksund Reloaded, Henrik Steffens lecture, Humboldt University zu Berlin, 06.06.2024

Committee member, doctoral defence for Marius Dybwad Brandrud, Stockholm University of the Arts. 07.05.2024

Committee member, doctoral defence, for Nathalie Suck Fari, Performing Arts, University of Gotheburg, 03.05.2024

Book contract signed for “Place and the Moving Image”, with Routledge Books. 07.12.2023

Invited talk, Art in the Village, Art in the Landscape Symposium, Sophia University, Tokyo. 07.12.2023

Launch of Eigenssige Orte / Stubborn Places, Verlag Kettler, Berlin. Essay in anthology. 26.10.2023

Score/text, Of Public Interest (OPI) Lab exhibition, SPARK, Malmö. 20.10 - 19.11.2023.

Invited talk, Videographic Entanglements Symposium, University of Huddersfield. 19.10-22.10.2023

Paper, Transdisciplinarity in the Environmental Humanities Symposium, Oslo School of Environmental Humanities (OSEH), 06.09-07.09.2023

Workshop Nyksund, Northern Norway, with artist collective NODES, Nyksund Reloaded. 02.08 -21.08.2023

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. 08.06-09.06.2023

How Does the Crack Willow Crack, sound installation and guided tour, Lövholmen, OPI-Lab, Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm. 01.06.2023

Paper, Land and Sea: Topographical Imagination and the Moving Image conference, Istanbul Bilgi University, 05-06.05.2023

Call for Practice. New Entanglements special issue, Screenworks: Inter-relations between Film and Philosophy. Guest-editor. New deadline: 01.05.2023.

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

Book Chapter, The Researcher-Filmmaker as a Topographical Thinker, Constructions of The Real, Intellect Books, 2023.

Screening 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

Talk and curation. New Entanglements: philosophy, aesthetics and artistic research in film. Symposium. 01-02-12.2022

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. Collaborative online work, in exhibition How to Be a Posthuman, Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF Masterclass Fabulation for Future, 01.05.2022-30.11.2023

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








Education


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


How Does the Crack Willow Crack, OPI LabLövholmen, Stockholm (SE). 2023
Overflate / Underflate (Surface / Sousface).
Fileten, Nyksund (NO). Funded by KORO / Public Art Norway. 2021
4X4 – THE SELF-SERVICE CHANNEL, The journalist has quit – do it yourself. 4X4 –  second edition, 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


Visiting scholar, The School of Arts, Design and Media, Kristiania University College, Oslo, 2023
Residency / “Residens i Residensen”, The 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

Publications


Stubborn Mountains: Traversing Familiar Topographies with Paul Cézanne, essay in Eigensinnige Orte / Stubborn Places, eds: S. Bürkle, A. Gross, K, Wegemann. Verlag Kettler. 2023
The Researcher-Filmmaker as a Topographical Thinker, 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

Editor


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

Symposia, curation


New Entanglements: Online Symposium on 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

Egga – Eche – on the edge, art symposium, Nyksund, Nordland. Work in progress. Funded by Arts Council Norway, 2025

Talks (selected)


Paper, Transdisciplinarity in the Environmental Humanities Symposium, Oslo School of Environmental Humanities (OSEH), 2023 
Invited talk, Imagine Earth, Lousiana Museum of Modern Art, 2023
Paper, Land and Sea: Topographical Imagination and the Moving Image conference, Istanbul Bilgi University, 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

Member of


NODES -  artist collective
Media Aesthetics research group, University of Oslo (NO)
Collaborative Media Art (CoMA), research group, Kristiania University College (NO)
Hai Ku - production collective. Lofoten/Oslo.
Filmmaking Research, Academic Film and Videographic Criticism, research group at Aarhus University (DK)
Aksjon for Filmkunst (AFF) / Action for Film art (NO)