The Strait
A Nordic noir pilot by
Asta Lynge & Matilda Tjäder

08.10. - 10.10.2021

”During the warmest summer on record in the region of Oresund, an array of strange events unfold; swimmers and kite surfers from the coastlines of Denmark and Sweden go missing whilst debris of personal belongings wash up on the shorelines, aided by dramatic tidal fluctuations. The ‘Lynnetteholmen Project’ – a large-scale expansion scheme of the city of Copenhagen involving several corporate partners is suspended and the artificial island promised to put an end to the housing crisis is postponed indefinitely. Amid rising tensions, a geological survey on the island located in the strait between Malmö and Copenhagen; Saltholmen, is published and contributes to blurring fact with fiction. The public is in turn confronted with apathetic politicians, absent investigations and disappearing evidence material. When an entire cargo ship goes missing, conspiracies of a supernatural force somewhere in the strait proliferate. Two independent investigators emerge to collect and navigate the locals’ stories. As they start to trace and map testimonies and events, everything seems to point towards a portal that has reopened after centuries of closure.” 


Featuring; Jonas Bergen Rahmanzadeh, Mai Brostrøm, Sunjatha Conta, Asta Lynge, Claus Lynge, Mood, Sara Sjölin, Louis Scherfig, Cecilie Skov, Emilia Thorin, Matilda Tjäder, Bertram von Undall a.o.

Image: Jakob Ohrt 
Costume and character analysis: Sanna Helena Berger 
Script, direction, edit: Asta Lynge & Matilda Tjäder
Soundtrack: Fivestarrockstar

"The Strait" is a collaboration between Asta Lynge and Matilda Tjäder which was premiered at Delfi, Malmö (2020) and later shown in the midst of their exhibition at Bizarro, Copenhagen (2021). The film is part of Copenhagen Architecture Festival 2021 where it was be screened at Cinemateket followed by a panel discussion featuring the artists. The duo is currently working towards the three episodes following their pilot that will be premiered in the spring of 2022.