Ambient “space cruise” around generally Oslo area of Norway by boat, trains and car. That’s it. No narration, action, plot, theme or whatever, just dig the views and ride along. Sound is “as-is” aside form Ilgudin Trio (from Russia, recorded live in Ubud, Indonesia) added whilst in the car. Roll on. That’s it.
Thanks to Mathias and Harald Olson for the footage – wasn’t me).
What follows is a compendium of various school reports about various topics – while required by school assignment in most cases, i made to be archival. These dossier utilize the same techniques of “scissors and glue to combine narrative and images in a non-linear collages” as i use for all most all my projects from newsletters, fanzines, chapbooks and other small-scale publication (including digital projects like podcasts for that matter).
Visiting again with friend Kevin, Uncle Weed discusses the negative impact salmon fish farms impart on the local aquaculture. Specifically, Atlantic salmon living in pens attract hazardous sea lice, are unable to spawn, are fed with small fish imported from South America, and are dyed to appear more attractive in the supermarket. Further the politically controversial fish farms add little benefit to the local economy.
She was the queen of the Atlantic. Many an emigrant from Norway, Sweden, Denmark, England and Ireland travelled on the M/S Stavangerfjord to the US and Canada. The Stavangerfjord was built in 1918 at Birkenhead, England, but poor economic times hit her owner, The Norwegian American Line bad. In the mid twenties, Stavangerfjord was utilized as a cruise boat to North Cape and around the Norwegian Fjords. During the war, Stavangerfjord was anchored up outside Oslo. The Germans had plans on rebuilding her as a hospital, but this did not happen. The transatlantic crossings started again after the war. Stavangerfjord was finally sold as scrap in 1964 after 45 years on the sea. During this time she had crossed the Atlantic 768 times and had carried more than 400.000 passengers.