DVD/35 mm, 5:30'
"Do you have the Shine?" is a film version of the game with the same name. The setting for the film is inspired by the hotel in Stanley Kubrick's film,"The Shining". The viewer sees the deserted hotel corridors through the eyes of a boy on a tricycle. In spite of the non-interactive nature of the medium, the film is built up like the video game it is based upon. Through the rules presented in the intro and the rolling point-marks, the viewer is inscribed with the notion that she is able to determine the course of the film. Corner after corner are passed with the uncomfortable, anxious feeling that decades of horror film have imprinted in all of us.
Johan Thurfjell was born in 1970 in Solna. He currently lives and works in Stockholm. His most recent solo exhibition at Galerie Nordenhake was titled ‘Dead Calm’, and held in 2008. Other solo exhibitions include ‘Jim's Room’, Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall (2007), ‘Färgfabriken’ in Stockholm (2004) and ‘Index’ in Stockholm (2001). His group exhibitions include the Lewis Glucksman Gallery in Cork (2007), Bonniers Konsthall in Stockholm (2007), 21c Museum in Louisville (2006), Moderna Museet in Stockholm (2006), Signal Malmö (2005), the Nordic Festival of Contemporary Art_ Momentum in Moss, Norway (2004), Norrköpings Konstmuseum (2003) and Dunkers Kulturhaus in Helsingborg. In June 2008 he was honored with an award from the Marianne and Sigvard Bernadotte’s Artist Fund.