After Betelgeuse

A journey through the past and future myths of the dormant Livonian language.


The preferred format is a 4K projection or a large 16:9 monitor, with subtitles centered under the split-screen. Alternatively, the work can be shown on two side-by-side monitors, with subtitles on one of the screens. The expanded cinema version features an end sequence with a live choir song and room lighting effects.


Len Murusalu

Len Murusalu is a visual artist, filmmaker, artists’ film curator and researcher. Her interdisciplinary work explores questions around the interpretation of history, memory, language, and time perception – integral parts forming a sense of belonging – using moving image, video performance, photography, sound, text, installation and painting.

She has a Master’s degree from the Royal College of Art in Contemporary Art Practice: Moving Image and is a 2020/2021 Oberhausen Seminar Fellow of the Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen.

In addition to exhibiting her work internationally since 2005, Len has contributed to several documentaries as a screenwriter. In 2018 she established a production company ChronoLens dedicated to artists’ film and moving image, both for gallery and cinema context. Murusalu is the founder of AmiLab, an NGO dedicated to researching and developing artists’ moving image and expanded cinema.

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Expanded cinema screenings at Black Nights Film Festival 2022