THE CONVENIENCE STORE
digital video, color, sound, 6’ 23”, 2018, Sweden
Created by Jonne Hansson
April 8 - April 21 2022
The Convenience Store follows three recently former students who graduated from Umeå Academy of Fine Arts in Sweden and later moved to the fictional city Los Santos hoping to succeed as artists. They all have encountered challenges in their respective fields. One day they accidentally meet each other in a convenience store. In a setting, reminiscent of Kevin Smith’s cult film Clerks, they have a strange, meta-referential conversation.
Jonne Hansson (b. 1983) is an artist working with digital media. He received an MFA from Umeå Academy of Fine Arts, Umeå, Sweden and a BA in Fine Arts from Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. In the past decade, Jonne has created several machinima, drawings, prints and installations. His practice is narrative driven, with an emphasis on short films or using dis- or replaced still imagery. Different interests — including video games, sports, animals, and movies — are mixed with literary classics, resulting in narrative works — ranging in tone from philosophical, to poetic, to sit-com slapstick gags — pointing out the oddness, if not absurdity, of contemporary life. His work has been exhibited internationally, including Argentina, Croatia, Italy, and Sweden. His machinima Heavy Thoughts was presented at the Milan Machinima Festival MMXXII. Jonne lives and works in Sweden.