Kristoffer Archetti Stølen

Filmmaker // Cinematographer // Editor

Kristoffer Archetti Stølen (b. 1978 in Oslo) is a Norwegian-Argentine filmmaker, cinematographer and editor living in Oslo. Archetti Stølen is a graduate from the European Film College (Ebeltoft, Denmark) and the Norwegian National Film School (BFA in filmmaking & cinematography). Among other things, he has filmed visuals for the dance performance HUMAN with the choreographer Taran Revfem and Tundra* Creative; edited the film Manchador, directed by Kaveh Tehrani; toured as a cinematographer for Iron Maiden & Mötorhead; filmed live concerts for Karpe Diem, Alan Walker and Steinar Raknes, as well as edited and filmed numerous music videos for artists, among others The National Bank, Klovner i Kamp and Kenneth Ishak. Archetti Stølen is currently working as a cinematographer on a feature film at the intersection between documentary and fiction, directed by Ellen Ugelstad. Archetti Stølen directed, filmed and edited the short film Loud skin, which was selected to the 135th edition of the National Art Exhibition 2022/ Høstutstillingen 2022 - Statens 135. kunstutstilling. The film was commissioned and produced by The Norwegian Centre for Holocaust and Minority Studies.

LOUD SKIN

LOUD SKIN / HØYLYTT HUD

DIRECTOR, CINEMATOGRAPHY & EDITING: KRISTOFFER ARCHETTI STØLEN

FORMAT: 9K / 12min.

Høylytt hud / Loud skin deals with everyday racism in Norway. In the film, we encounter people who share their experiences and reflections on the topic. Through interviews, we get an insight into how racism feels to those who experience it. In 2022 Høylytt hud / Loud skin was selected to the prestigious 135th edition of the National Art Exhibition in Norway / Statens Høstutstilling 2022. The film was commissioned and produced by The Norwegian Centre for Holocaust and Minority Studies.

Releasedate: September 2022

THE RECOVERY CHANNEL

THE RECOVERY CHANNEL

THE RECOVERY CHANNEL

DIRECTOR: ELLEN UGELSTAD

CINEMATOGRAPHY: KRISTOFFER ARCHETTI STØLEN

FORMAT: DCP / 90 min. (in post-production)

Part drama, part first person narrative, part documentary and part satire, the feature film The Recovery Channel is centered around a TV channel solely devoted to presenting news about mental health. In the film, we encounter the news anchors Randi and Omar who present reports, sports highlights, cultural features and interview guests in the studio. The film also follows the editorial meetings, as well as Randi’s personal life outside her job in the broadcasting channel as she tries to help her little sister Ylva who is struggling. The storyline reflects various challenges that many families face in their efforts to help their loved ones and scrutinizes the media's news format and lack of nuance in their presentations of mental illness.

Releasedate: January 2023

GIANT BOWL ON MONUMENTS DAY

GIANT BOWL ON MONUMENTS DAY

CURATED BY: ANNA DANIELL & SVERRE STRANDBERG

CINEMATOGRAPHY & EDITING: KRISTOFFER ARCHETTI STØLEN

FORMAT: 3D DCP / Stereoscopic / 4 min.

A film project exploring stereoscopic 3D, whereby the artists involved were encouraged to think in large formats and the only criterion was that their works had to be easy to set up and dismantle. The Bislett Stadium in Oslo is associated with memories of great historical sporting events and expectations of physical mightiness and national honor. With their inflatable monuments, Anna Daniell and Sverre Strandberg challenge established norms and conceptions about what a memorial is, what is considered memorable and what is forgotten. The title Giant Bowl, inspired by the grand American sports show, served as a metaphor for aesthetic bloating and grandeur: the artists literally filled their ideas with air. This outdoor exhibition showcased giant, inflated sculptures together with performances by the number of international artists including Samuli Blatter (FI), Roger Egseth (NO), Jamilla Drott (SE), Haris Epaminonda (KY), Jan Freuchen (NO), Jorunn Hancke Øgstad (NO), Marianne Hurum (NO), Steinar Haga Kristensen (NO), Rachel de Joode (NE), Kaja Leijon (NO), Per-Oskar Leu (NO), Josefine Lyche (NO), Jan Erik Mikalsen (NO), Norstrand Janitsjar (NO), Børre Sæthre (NO), Helmut Smits (NE), Anders Smebye (NO), Kristian Øverland Dahl (NO), Arne Vinnem (NO), Tori Wrånes (NO), and Heimo Zobernig (ØS).

Releasedate: TBA

DEICHMAN PROLOGUE

DEICHMAN PROLOGUE

DIRECTOR: LASSE GRETLAND

CINEMATOGRAPHY & EDITING: KRISTOFFER ARCHETTI STØLEN

FORMAT: 2K / 6:15 min.

This film was a commissioned project for the grand opening of the new main public library in the City of Oslo, Deichman Bjørvika. It features the band DeLillo's together with Maria Lotus, as well as authors Lars Saabye Christensen and Camara Joof who recite texts dedicated to the wonders of a library that opens the doors, both to the world and to the inner self. The library can make the world a better place when it is rooted in democratic and humanist ideologies and built on the freedoms of thought, opinion and expression, a place accessible to everyone.


Releasedate: 2020

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