Some things need fire to grow and art can be a powerful force changing lives of simple residents. An acclaimed Polish artist Karolina Bregula comments on art, fear of catastrophe and unexplainable events in her new Polish-Norwegian video art project "Fire-Followers" being shot in Bergen this spring. "Fire-Followers" is a fake documentary about Bergen as a quiet city in the Northern Europe being endangered due to its artistic heritage. The idea of the project came last May 2011 when Karolina Bregula was in Bergen at Faggfabbriken for a student exchange. The film revolves around the fact form Bergen's history - throughout the ages the town has burned regularly. In Bregula's film despite of modern methods aimed at protecting the town from fires so that its inhabitants could finally live without thinking that any moment a new catastrophe would appear, the fear has never left them. The whole town is talking about art historians who believe that without fires the progress of art would be ...
Some things need fire to grow