Sometimes Time - a film program by Mourning School

Mourning School

Film screening
Doors open at 12:45
Entry by donation
Sometimes time presents films on intergenerational loss, transitory rituals and togetherness
developed by Mourning School.
Taking place between 18 and 19 June with public events at Tranebergsbron (Saturday, 18
June 23:30–00:30), and Fylkingen (Sunday, 19 June 13:00–17:00), accompanied by an
educational program on view during opening hours at Konsthall C (Thursday–Sunday
12:00–17:00), Vårby Gård Biblioteket (7–19 June) and Kista Biblioteket (7–19 June).

On Sunday 19 June, we invite you to Fylkingen to discover the works of Lise Fischer, G,
Julia Heijligers, Louis Hothothot and Alexander Rynéus. During this day-time film
screening, every particle of light unveils flickering images reminiscing, and manifesting
impressions of mortality through personal stories and memories of very different families. We
witness how one experiences, shares and prepares for loss and grief across generations
whilst coming together over moments of grace, doubts and sorrow.

Lise Fischer, Lumières Fossiles, 2015

In the Pyrénées-Orientales, Jacqueline, 85, retraces the paths that lead to the Pic du Canigou. She is witnessing a memory that, little by little, seems to permeate the mountain…

Lise Fischer is a movie director based in Paris. She directed her first film in 2010. The films of Lise Fischer are anchored in specific places, in which nature is strongly present and the landscape is the main actor. Her movies defend the wild in a political and poetic way. She chooses contemplation over fictional narration and includes a true sound and musical identity. She places the production of images and film at the heart of her practice, thanks to different methods such as filmed video-projection or the use of different film formats. In parallel, she works on installations and video experiments in which she creates correlations between supports and projected images.


3 generations. What does it mean to outlive your most/onced loved. We are now left. We openly mourn and hold our joy with both of our hands. We have each other, I cannot use words to describe how blesssssssSSSssssssssssed I be. Words fail. 'Get my brain better' methods.

‘ONGOING’ – 2022

Luton, The Galaxy, The Mall.
Mourning, Death & Dying.
The 'Anti Bio’.
‘Non performers’, ‘Non Dancers’ everything that we are told we are not good at or need a
qualification for.
Humour x 100000.
Power Dynamics.
The internet (beware 2nd hand information and the vacuous).
Performance as a survival technique.
Embarrassing myself during depressive episodes.
Bass players.
My Mother and Father (RIP).
Sci Fi as a survival technique.
Mental Health.
Grinding my hips as slow as I can (Sam I love you).
Sub woofers.
Dressing up as other things.
Friends above the age of 70yrs old.
Exciting poetry.
My ongoing Death Doulaship training (Be weary of it ever being done)

Julia Heijligers, Dear Shannon, 2021

Dear Shannon shares the story of three people whose lives become inextricably linked as their relationships with one another strengthen, and they retreat into a world of their own. The film shows the impact of illness and the loss of bodily functions on a person whose body was known, understood and recognised as outlandish, grand, sensational; an expression of wild thoughts. What does it
mean to be 'the queen of the scene' when this is only recognised through a costumed body, a symbol of beauty, vitality and expressiveness? This film shows what hides behind that costume; vulnerability, a new kind of beauty and a body in distress.

Julia Heijligers is a contemporary artist living and working in Amsterdam. Her work arises from a feeling of alienation and largely focuses on character studies. Those who live at the margins of society represent and inspire the characters in her work. What happens when there is no fixed framework to classify someone? How does one’s behavior and habits influence this classification and how come these alienated characters find shelter in the alienated? These are some of the questions that revolve within Julia’s practice. Her work is translated through painting, wig design and film.

Louis Hothothot, Four Journeys, 2021

As the second-born child during the Chinese one-child policy, Louis Hothothot was illegal for a while. In his film Four Journeys the Chinese-Dutch director exposes family traumas by going back to China and interviewing his parents and his sister. A painful history of Mao's China.

Louis Hothothot is a film, video artist, graphic designer and art critic reviewer. He was trained as a graphic designer in China Central Academy of Fine Arts, as a video artist in Dutch Art Insitute, as film artist in the Netherlands Film Academy. Lousi Hothothot focuses his research on film narrative, cinematic language. His subjects are about “body and movement”, “identity and politics”. His cinematic language research combines graphic design, video art, animation and performance. Louis Hothothot regularly shows his work in cinema, film festivals, museums and theatres.

Alexander Rynéus, Glittering Night Sky, 2022

A glittering night sky, the act of looking and a time to pay attention to the way my parents speak to each other. A film that departs from a longtime project surrounding an old glitter factory in Dalarna where my grandparents once lived.

Alexander Rynéus
Film director and artist.
My practice is often based on a place, but maybe above all on personal encounters with people and their lives in these places. By using mainly documentary film as a medium and method, I have approached the participants individual stories but at the same time examine the place in a larger historical perspective. I want to create multi-faceted depictions in societies that are in the midst of big change. The projects are often the result of multi-year processes, as it is also through the time perspective that I want to write myself into the films, together with the viewers and the participants in a larger history writing where there may also be room for existential and local political layers, sometimes with a situation-based underlying humor.


About Mourning School
Mourning School is an artistic study program on the notion of being in grief as the stuff of our everyday, initiated by Lucie Gottlieb and Rosa Paardenkooper.
IG: @mourning_school

Medelmsproduktion: Lucie Gottlieb