YELLOWFLOWERPOWER (2017) is my fifth film. As always, viewers encounter letter-carpets and a yellow y I identify with. The work is based on slogans and song-titles from different countries known from the end of the Sixties, presented in their original language, intentionally without translation. The texts are combined with photographs of sculptures from the Vigeland Park in Oslo/Norway, where I shot the naked people exposed in stone and iron by sculptor Gustav Vigeland (1869–1943). This park is the largest in the world based on one artist and contains more than 200 works.
The film also includes live video-footage of Charles Lloyd playing saxophone in front of a huge painting by Norwegian expressionist painter Edvard Munch (friend/enemy of Vigeland), as well as an unpublished photo of the young Mick Jagger that I shot in Oslo.
Like in earlier works, I use a strong sound in the very start for creating a period of silence at the beginning of the film.
The animation is created in close collaboration with artist Margarida Paiva.
YELLOWFLOWERPOWER invites viewers for an individual experience dependent upon ones language background and the tolerance towards non-translation.
Video HD 16:9, duration: 07:17
Animation: Margarida Paiva
Sound: Hallvard W Hagen & Jens P Nilsen
Concrete poetry, cameras, piano and production by director Ottar Ormstad
© Ottar Ormstad 2017