Last June, I had the privilege of working with documentary film-makers from Snøball Film. As part of a series called ‘Forsker WOW!’ (Researcher WOW!’) funded by the Norwegian Research Council, several researchers across diverse disciplines were profiled for their innovative methods. The project was conceived to inspire youth and present them with the diversity that exists within research. I am honoured to have been one of the researchers profiled for my work walking and photographing the city.
While I am certainly not a fan of being on film and seeing myself on camera — I far prefer being behind the camera — it was an incredible experience. It was fascinating to see my research come to life through film and not only that, to see that the documentary film-makers were able to go out into the city and film footage that confirmed many of my research findings. With only my words as a guide.
Many thanks to Snøball Film. Though the footage was not used, I would like to thank my supervisor Karen O’Brien for being interviewed and artist Marius Presterud of Oslo Apiary for being filmed at Losæter. Special thanks to the very talented artist Lina Grenaker who appears in the opening sequence of the film, expertly making a stencil. Please support local artists!