Darling Good Night

single channel video (16 minutes)

Darling Good night consists of an audio track superimposed onto a video of a still lake. The accompanying audio records the stories of a number of people who are waiting for their residence permits in an isolated part of Norway, retelling their linguistic journeys from Eritrea, Syria, Ethiopia, and Sudan to Europe. The lake and mountains in the video are their exact view while waiting at Jølster refugee center and learning a regional variety of Norwegian.

This work was co-produced by the Sogn og Fjordane Kunstmuseum, Førde.