Mind of Modernism
Photo: Paul Tunge
  • 23 October 2022
  • The National Museum – Auditorium

Modernist architecture can be divisive. Where some see conceptual elegance and archetypal forms incarnated in brutal concrete, others see gray gloom. In recent years, director Paul Tunge and photographers Egil Håskjold Larsen and Patrick Säfström have been documenting Norwegian modernist architecture. The project has culminated in the atmospheric and contemplative “Mind of Modernism”. With this feature length documentary, Tunge frames these buildings in a way that makes the visions of the architects more accessible, thus providing a new perspective on this controversial style.

With the help of an atmospheric soundscape composed by Kim Hiorthøy, and contemplative camera runs by Tunge and photographers Egil Håskjold Larsen and Patrik Säfström, the results is an important documentation of Norwegian architectural history that directly intervenes in today's debate about architecture and urban planning.

Technical information

Director: Paul Tunge
Year: 2021
Country: Norge
Length: 71 min