Eva Giolo | Screening and conversation

A selection of recent short films by Eva Giolo will be screened within the exhibition Between Construction and Collapse

Free and open for all. Limited capacity, sign up required. The conversation after the screening will be held in English.

While at first glance the practices of Giolo and Leonard Rickhard may seem unrelated, upon closer inspection, several parallel strategies emerge. Rickhard believed in the continued relevance of painting and Giolo seeks out new possibilities for 16mm film—both media that have regularly been declared ‘dead’. Where Rickhard borrows from the history of painting, Giolo draws upon the history of experimental and documentary cinema. Yet the parallels are not limited to an investment in a media and its historical precedents. Latent themes are also shared. In “Becoming Landscape,” a portrait of Fogo Island on the east coast of Canada, the relationships between bodies and a rural landscape are closely examined. In “Stone, Hat, Ribbon, and Rose,” the city of Brussels takes center stage alongside tables of forgotten objects. The later are presented much like the model planes in Rickhard’s paintings. And, in “Flowers blooming in our throat,” simple games and actions taking place within domestic spaces, accrue an ominous quality over the film’s duration. 

Becoming Landscape (2023) 
Duration: 20 min

Stone, Hat, Ribbon and Rose (2023) 
Duration: 16 min 7 sec

Flowers blooming in our throats (2020) 
Duration: 8 min 37 sec

The screening will be followed by a short conversation with Eva Giolo and curator Owen Martin.

Free and open for all.

Eva Giolo is an artist working in film, video, and installation. She was born in Brussels in 1991, where she’s currently based. Her work particularly focuses on female experience, employing experimental and documentary strategies to explore themes of intimacy, permanence, and memory, along with the analysis of language and semiotics. She has exhibited widely in both film festival and museum contexts. In 2020 she was nominated for the European Film Awards; received the Grand Prize from This Is Short, co-presented by the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Vienna Short Film Festival, and other organizations; she is the recipient of the VAF Wildcard Prize (2016), the Cedric Willemen Award (2019), and special recognition from the Vordemberge – Gildewart Foundation (2020).


Leonard Rickhard: Between Construction and Collapse

Throughout a long artistic career, Leonard Rickhard has cultivated a distinctive, easily recognisable style—a visual signature all of its own within recent Norwegian art history.