b. 1976, Askim, NO. Lives and works in Oslo, NO
Bodil Furu is an artist working with documentary filmmaking where abiding humanistic questions meet current concerns of globalisation and the mediation of reality. Her visual language often examines landscapes that do not appear untouched or neutral, but rather shaped by territorial behaviour and social conflicts.
MANGEURS DE CUIVRE, 2016
For the Biennale de l’Image en Mouvement, Bodil Furu presents Mangeurs de cuivre, a film portraying the actors of the Katanga copper mining industry in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Following a local chief, a businessman, and a development worker, the film offers contrasting views on how copper mining influences the villages and the country as a whole. As silent witnesses, the landscape is introduced with its vast alterations and the disenfranchised people of the region. This film aims to give analytic tableaus of the neo-colonial world order, discussed controversially and with an open end.
[CINEMA DYNAMO, from Tuesday to Sunday, 15.53]