JENS L THOMSEN is a composer, artist and producer based on the Faroe Islands. He has an MSc in Environmental and Architectural Acoustics from London South Bank University as well as a BA in Music Technology from University of West London. His art typically explores the intersection between art, technology and environment. Through his project ORKA, Jens has twice been nominated for the Nordic Council Music Award.
Video Art2020
MANNAÁTARI [Cannibal] is a collage film that was created using VHS tapes from the 1980s, maintaining an entirely analog approach throughout its creation. The film draws inspiration from the writings of Mark Fisher, particularly his exploration of how the past is continually recycled and repurposed. The title itself, "MANNAÁTARI," refers to the asynchronic repetition that occurs in this process.

By employing obsolete medias and embracing analog cutting techniques, MANNAÁTARI taps into haunotological aesthetics while exploring themes of cultural recycling and the eternal recontextualization of the past.

The film was featured as part of the Always Coming Home contemporary exhibition 2020.