All that goes before forget

All that goes before forget


4K UHD video, 5.1ch audio

Duration: 15 minutes

June 2021 at VOLT, Bergen

June 2021 at MOMENTUM 11, Galleri F15,  Moss

July 2021 Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo


All that goes before forget is an experimental short film about traumatic memories and flashbacks caused by PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). The film is composed of three fragmented stories that depict a young girl in postwar Norway, a Japanese schoolgirl during World War II, and an androgen person in their twenties in a contemporary domestic setting. These three individuals belong to very different places and eras, and their stories are interwoven with a voiceover—the voice might belong to one of the characters on-screen, or all, or none. Scenes are depicted with close-up images, which alludes to a certain level of significance, as if they were hinges to memories, but the overall narrative remains tantalizingly elusive. Based on personal accounts of surviving trauma, the film uses fiction as a form for speculating about those events that might define a life, while simultaneously defying our ability to narrate them.

Writer/Director/Producer: Daisuke Kosugi

Cast: Savannah Marie Schei, Mina Marie Finstad-Jansen, Karl Erick Nazareno, Ragnhild Udbye Lefstad, Terje Skonseng Naudeer. Kristine Victoria Magnus


Voice:Natalie Price Hafslund (English) , Kana Muraoka (Japanese)

Cinematographer: Marte Vold

Editor: Katrin Ebersohn

Costume: Karoline Bakken Lund

Casting: Jannicke Stendal (Stendal Casting)

Light: Stein Stie

Production coordinator: Markus Moestue

Sound recording: Valeria Quezada

Sound design / mixing: Rune Baggerud

Colorist: Bianca Rudolph (ShortCut Oslo)


Commissioned by The curatorial project VOLT, Bergen

Co-commissioned by the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo and MOMENTUM 11 – HOUSE OF COMMONS

With support from: Fond for lyd og bilde, Norsk kulturfond, Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond, Oslo Kommune, Bildende Kunstneres Hjelpefond via Hordaland kunstsenter, Bergen,  Office for Contemporary Art Norway


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