Applied Theories of Expanding Minds


HDV video, 2010, 2011
version1. video installation, eight projections
verision2. short film, 29 minutes
Collaboration with artists Jennifer Rainsford and Rut Karin Zettergren. (Crystal Beacon)


In a transforming Kenya, a group of people has created a new tribe. Applied Theories of Expanding Minds shows some of them engaged in ritual actions with the purpose to change their community.

The film was shot in Kenya in 2009 and emerge from the artistic research project You Look Like Milk, that took its starting point in a post-colonial discourse in which we examine how we create images of the Other.


A film by: Jennifer Rainsford, Lena Bergendahl, Rut Karin Zettergren
Editing Consultation: Marius Dybwad Brandrud
Sound design: Boris Laible
Composition: Petter Emil Samuelsson
Production in Kenya in collaboration with: Film Front Nairobi
Produced with financial support from: Research and Development In the Arts, Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm





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Still images from video




Installation views: Applied Theories of Expaning Minds, Galleri Mejan, Stockholm, 2010

Installation views: Konstfrämjandet i Västerbotten, Umeå, Sweden 2016


Installation views: So You Say, West space, Melbourne, Australia, 2012





Installation views: Applied Theories of Expanding Minds, Makerere Gallery, Kampala, Uganda, 2012


Applied Theories of Expanding Minds was awarded with a special mention at Oberhausen Shortfilm Festival in 2012



Outdoor screening: Video on the Road, Polymer Art Space, Taipei, Taiwan, 2017








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