1 t. 10 min.
15 år

Fotogalleriet and Vega Scene invite you to the Norwegian cinema premiere of "Days" by Ellinor Aurora Aasgaard and Zayne Armstrong. The screening will be followed by a conversation with the artists moderated by filmmaker and artist Knut Åsdam..

A number of gig economy labourers' lives intersect one evening in a bar. A property investor and her assistant allow a possessed GPS to guide them to new exploitative deals. Finding out that her studio sublet might be prematurely coming to an end, Alexandra is launched into an existential crisis about how abstract her role is in her own artistic practice.

The gallerist Stefanie so badly wants Alexandra to start doing performances in a storefront space, that she’s getting her ex-girlfriend Hortense evicted, and has tricked a hacktivist to cover her paper trail under the guise of abolishing capitalism. Newcomer Beni tries to confront her social anxiety so she can get out of listening to crass zodiac advice at Marlie’s hostel.

Aspiring journalist Charli has not only overstayed her welcome on Nan’s sofa, but she’s also leading on Phillip while fishing for a story about his failed handball career, but personal trainer Nuran is concerned that her exposé might expose his double life. But what did Hortense promise to Hans last night while high and why is it messing up everyone’s bank accounts?


"Days" is a film in the form of an experimental ‘soap opera’, inspired by long-running soaps and how they have inadvertently produced multi-layered communities which live in between fiction and reality. "Days" is a way to search for intersectional solidarity, rethinking the failing structures of melodramatic soap operas as a format for sharing the absurd stories that define the lifestyles of so-called second families common amongst marginalised communities in urban centres, and to represent the various illusive forms of labour that these transitory lives are built upon.


Ellinor Aurora Aasgaard (b. 1991, NO) & Zayne Armstrong (b. 1986, US/UK) have been working together since 2018. Their work has been shown internationally, most recently at Kling & Bang (IS), Oslo Kunstforening (NO), SOX (DE) and Sundy (UK). Upcoming exhibitions and presentations include Agder Kunstsenter (NO), NKR - Neuer Kunstraum (DE), Pogo Bar - KW Institute for Contemporary Art (DE) and The Vigeland Museum (NO). In 2023 they will be residents at the contemporary art centre Triangle - Astérides in Marseille. The film “Days” was initially presented at Fotogalleriet in 2020, and the single channel version premiered in Berlin at the Porn Film Festival 17, 2022.

The screening is part of a collaboration between Fotogalleriet and Vega Scene that will feature films by artists curated by Fotogalleriet. The film is screened with English subtitles.


1 t. 10 min.
Hebraisk, Engelsk, Fransk, Tysk, Arabisk, Koreansk, Norsk, Spansk, Polsk
Ellinor Aurora Aasgaard, Zayne Armstrong
Alaa Abdullatif, Anahita Alebouyeh, Amir Asgharnejad, Ellinor Aurora Aasgaard, Andrea Birmingham, Jens Bluemlein, Julie Chance, Juan Carlos Cuadrado, Murat Dikenci, Seán Gallen, Ana Kavalis, Meri Koivisto, Ottokar Lehrner, Marie Noël, Fan Popo, Ruth Rosenfeld, Robin Schick, Elena Schmidt, Kotti Yun
Ellinor Aurora Aasgaard, Seán Gallen, Zayne Armstrong, Lene Berg, Jan-Peter Horstmann, Zain Saleh
Norge, Tyskland
15 år