FJERNSYNSBRO – NEW ERA is an experimental, hybrid film documentary and a performance that transcends the boundaries of documentary and fiction in an effort to explore how borders define and shape human contact.
In 1988 a group of Norwegians and Russians communicated via satellite for the first time on live TV. In 2022, in a moment of pandemic separation and increasing political tension, they reach out to each other again.
Norwegian director and artist Carl Christian Lein Størmer and Russian artist 1999Q have a long history of bilateral cultural exploration. As an ongoing film project, the artists will extend the work into the performative arena under Barents Spektakel 2022, recreating the film set of the chat show and performing the satellite transmission within the space.