Stiftelsen Arkivet participates in cultural expressions through film, drama, and literature.
The goal is to make the Stiftelsen Arkivet’s work visible, communicated, and strengthened through various forms of art.
The books produced are part of the genre: local history, documentation, and eye-witness accounts. Many of the books published by Stiftelsen Arkivet have made a wide impact, both locally and nationally. Several of the books are published in cooperation with other institutions and individuals. Stiftelsen Arkivet wants to enlarge its publishing production within its four core areas: documentation, research, education, and artistic expression.
Stiftelsen Arkivet has a lot of activities when it comes to dramatization. The mission statement of the foundation provides the basis for most of these productions.
The following dramatizations have been produced::
Stiftelsen Arkivet arranges a number of cultural events every year, alone or in cooperation with other institutions and artists. In addition, Stiftelsen Arkivet has several events which happen every year:
Stiftelsen Arkivet has produced a number of film productions. Several of the productions are connected to dramatizations or other activities at Stiftelsen Arkivet. The most known film is “Tåkelur sonaten”, in which Terje Rypdal conducts this commissioned work created for electric guitar, synthesizer, fog-horn, and an F-16 fighter plane, as a part of the IN PACE observation of peace at Lindesnes light house. This film has been shown four times on national television.
Stiftelsen Arkivet is also responsible for various documentaries which take up relevant problems connected to peace and reconciliation. The film “Russerfanger” gives a unique picture of the history of Russian war prisoners during the Second World War, as seen from both the Russian and the Norwegian perspective. The film has been shown on national television several times. In addition, Stiftelsen Arkivet has been involved in several film productions tied to education, documentation, and artistic expression.
Picture from the production “The Long Begotten Fire” by Tolshoi Orchestra, which was shown on the outside staircase of Arkivet as a part of May 8, 2007 commemoration.
Stiftelsen Arkivet has published the children’s book Alf – a child of war who held on to hope. The book is written by Kirsten Sødal, and is based on Alf M Huseth’s childhood recollections from the war years in Kristiansand. Alf M. Huseth has illustrated the book himself. Alf is about everyday life during World War II as seen through a young boy’s eyes. The book is also the starting point for an educational program for younger children from “The Cultural School Bag” in Vest-Agder County. The book is translated into English.