Featuring Bodil Furu
Landscapes By The Book is filmed in the municipality of Fron in Norway. The film portrays the alteration of landscapes through flooding and highway construction, and its effects upon the people inhabiting these places. Another focal point for the film is the now rejected plans for the development of a new hydroelectric power plant in the river Lågen, where both supporters and protesters reflect about what might have become the consequences. The film dwells on risk-taking and how common land(scapes) are affected by modernity and the growth of society. By the use of local myths and traditional music, the film shows us more than the actual landscapes might reveal to us.
Bodil Furu (1976) lives and works in Oslo, Norway. She is graduated from The National Academy of Fine Arts in Oslo, Norway in 2002. She has contributed documentary films and video works to exhibitions and film festivals in Europe, Africa, Asia and USA. Her films have been shown at MoMA in New York, the International Istanbul Biennial, the 4th Ars Baltica Triennial of Photographic Art, The Busan Biennale 2007, South Korea, Johannesburg Art Gallery, South Africa, Oberhausen Short Film Festival, the Lubumbashi Biennale 2013, Lubumbashi, DRC, Beaconsfield Contemporary Art, London, Moscow documentary film festival, Montreal Short Film Festival, Tromsø International Film Festival, Norway and the Biennale of Sydeny 2014.
She has worked as an associated professor at the Tromsø Academy of Contemporary Art, University in Tromsø, and The National Academy of Fine Arts in Oslo, Norway.