Teip is a project that explores the encounter between film, dance and architecture. Established in 2015 by architect and filmmaker Sveinung Gjessing and dancer Mariama Slåttøy.

Initiated as a platform for cooperation between Gjessing, Slåttøy and other interested contributors with the goal of creating
productions where the different art expressions generously work together, and where the result is greater than its parts.
Virvel is a poetic dance short film about ruling and being ruled.

Made by Mariama Slåttøy in collaboration with Sveinung Gjessing
Photo: Kristian Jaran Engelsen
B-photo: Thomas Bjørnstad
Underwater photo: Sveinung Gjessing
Costume: Eldbjørg Sved Skottvoll

Edit: Sveinung Gjessing and Mariama Slåttøy
Colorist: Joachim M. Nilsen
Sound design: Yvonne Stenberg
Foley: Therese Næss Diesen
Music: Beatur

Supported by Vestnorsk Filmsenter AS
/ Jesper Bergom-Larsson
CODA International Dance Festival/Vin&Valsen, October 2017 (Oslo, Norway)
FROSTBITE International Indie Fest, November 2017 (Colorado, United States) - won Dance Cinema Award
Stockholm Dansfilmfestival, December 2017 (Stockholm, Sweden)
South London Shorts, January 2018 (London, United Kingdom)
S. G. Film Festival, January 2018 (Florida, United States)
Filmfest Bergen, January 2018 (Bergen, Norway)
Meme Pas Peur International Film Festival, February 2018 (Saint-Philippe, Réunion)
Downstream Film Festival, February 2018 (Minnesota, United States)
Europa Film Festival, February 2018 (Barcelona, Spain)
The Norwegian International Seagull Shortfilm Festival, February 2018 (Haugesund, Norway)
573 Film Festival, March 2018 (Missouri, United States)
Langston Hughes African American Film Festival, April 2018 (Seattle, United States)
Feminist Border Arts Film Festival, April 2018 (New Mexico, United States)
Cefalù Film Festival, May 2018 (Cefalù, Italy)
DesArts//DesCinés Dance Short Film Competition, May 2018 (Saint-Étienne, France)
Bogotá Experimental Film Festival / CineAutopsia, May 2018 (Bogotá, Colombia)
Barents Ecology Film Festival, May 2018 (Petrozavdsk, Russia)
Film Leben Festival, June 2018 (Ilmenau, Germany)
Kortfilmfestivalen i Grimstad, June 2018 (Grimstad, Norway)
Realtime International Film Festival, June 2018 (Lagos, Nigeria)
MFW - Bali International Short Film Festival, July 2018 (Bali, Indonesia)
International Images Film Festival for Women, August 2018 (Harare, Zimbabwe)
African World Film Festival, August 2018 (Detroit, United States) - won Best Cinematography award
DEA OPEN AIR International Film Festival, September 2018 (Tirana, Albania)
Festival of Recorded Movement (F-O-R-M), September 2018, (Vancouver, Canada)
Newark International Film Festival, September 2018 (Newark, United States)
Mexico City Videodance Festival, September 2018 (New Mexico, Mexico)
Rethink Dance Film Festival, October 2018 (Fargo, United States) - won Best Director award
Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival, October 2018 (New York, United States)
Guiar - Screendance International Festival, October 2018 (Recife, Brazil)
The International Gullah Film Festival, November 2018 (Georgetown, United States) - won Best Experimental Short Film award
Acafilms Low Film Festival, December 2018 (São Paulo, Brazil)
Dallas Dance Film Festival (DDFF), December 2018 (Dallas, United States)


Stabilia is a short film which portrays the contradictions between the
human body and a chamber constructed of steel and heavy concrete.
The antagonism in mind and body unfold.
Made by Mariama Slåttøy in collaboration with Sveinung Gjessing
Edit: Sveinung Gjessing and Mariama Slåttøy
Photo: Sveinung Gjessing
Colorist: Jørgen Klüver
Music: Terje Sylvarnes

Supported by Midtnorsk Filmsenter
Sankofa Film Festival, September 2016 (Minneapolis, United States)
Vin&Valsen, September 2016 (Oslo, Norway)
Videomovimiento Festival Internacional de Videodanza, September 2016 (Bogotá, Colombia)
40 NORTH Dance Film Festival, October 2016 (San Diego, United States)
Stockholm Dansfilmfestival, December 2016 (Stockholm, Sweden)
Brown Cinema Café, December 2016 (Minneapolis, United States)
Girls Don't Cry, January 2017 (St. Paul, United States)
JD Centre of Art's 11th Film Festival, February 2017 (Bhubaneswar, India)
Dance on Screen - Short Films at Roxey, February 2017 (New Jersey, United States)
Frame + Form I Screen Dance Festival, February 2017 (Asheville, United States)
Purgatory Film Exhibition, March 2017 (Detroit, United States)
The Mediterranean Film Festival, March 2017 (Fontane Bianche, Italy)
SPE Media Festival, March 2017 (Orlando, United States)
Stora Daldansen, March 2017 (Falun, Sweden)
In/Motion Dance Film Festival, March 2017 (Chicago, United States)
Phoenix Film Festival, March 2017 (Melbourne, Australia)
Dansens Hus Stockholm, April 2017 (Stockholm, Sweden)
Chippewa Valley Film Festival, April 2017 (Eau Claire, United States)
Jaipur Film World, April 2017 (Jaipur, India)
Woman of African Decent Film Festival, May 2017 (New York, United States)
305 International Impro Fest Miami, May 2017 (Miami, United States)
305 International Impro Fest Havana, May 2017 (Havana, Cuba)
Leiden International Short Film Experience, May 2017 (Leiden, Netherlands)
The Whistle Stop F.I.L.M. Festival, May 2017 (Boulder, United States)
Richmond Dance Festival, May 2017 (Richmond, United States)
FECIBogotá - International Independent Film Fair of Bogotá, June 2017 (Bogotá, Colombia)
Realtime Film Festival, June 2017 (Lagos, Nigeria)
300 Seconds Short Film Festival, July 2017 (Toronto, Canada)
Sunlight International Film Festival, July 2017 (Moscow, Russia)
ACAFILMS Low Film Festival, July 2017 (São Paulo, Brazil)
FAD Festival: Film-Art-Dance on Tour, July 2017 (Cary, United States)
African World Film Festival, August 2017 (Detroit, United States)
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