In Search of Rainbows


Short film (9min), rainbow flag, hammock hook, 4 stills from the film (20x30cm each), text (30x60cm)

Documentation photos: Tinna Ludviksdottir

Commissioned by Preus Museum (The National Museum for Photography in Norway), In Search of Rainbows investigates the current situation of the queer community in north-eastern Brazil and how the national flag has become a symbol for the right-wing party.

Shot in Fortaleza, Brazil, in January 2022, the short film depicts my search for places that proudly display rainbow flags outside their premises. With the challenging political situation dominating the country, a visible rainbow flag is a protest against the homophobic government of Jair Bolsonaro. Through this search, I found something completely unexpected instead.

Part of the project – consisting of my first rainbow flag hanging on a hammock hook, stills from the film and a poem – was shown at Preus Museum. The short film had a special screening at Oslo Negativ in the autumn 2022.

Curator: Hilde Herming

Diversity curator: Pål Henrik Ekern

Many thanks to Tine Adler, Emilie Wright, Robert Carter, Kaeto Sweeney and BEK – Bergen Centre for Electronic Arts.

Supported by Preus Museum.

Below is a 5-minute excerpt from the short film:

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