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Cinemateque in Stockholm

Filmform presents Nature Films at The Cinemateque in Stockholm 9th november 2011.

What about Nature? ...

Claes Söderquist - Landscape
1987, 35 min, colour, 16 mm

Landscape was filmed in 1985-86 in the district of Albo, close to Tomelilla in southern Sweden. The location is a 500-meters section of the Verke river valley, east of the village Christinehof, four kilometers from the issue of the river into the Baltic not far from Haväng. The film is based on 32 sequenses shot with a moving camera.
Camera: Lennart Carlsson and Hans Schött
Sound: Stephan Konken and Håkan Lindberg
Editing: Pelle Badis
Production: Svenska Filminstitutet, Lisbet Gabrielsson

Björn Olsson - The Seconds
2004-2007, 40 min, colour, silent, 35 mm

The film The Seconds consists of 365 still photographs transferred from HD to 40 min 35mm film. At 18.30 pm on the 6th July in the year 2004 the first exposure was executed on a selected site in Pålsjö forest situated in Helsingborg. In the project, the light of 365 days of one year has been measured at one specific site in Pålsjö forest by means of an analogue still-photography camera. An exposure has been executed at exactly 18.30 pm during the period of one whole year. The Seconds contains both objective scientific investigation as well as subjective experience. Using a physical positioning of the body within nature an attempt was made to achieve a comprehensive view of the shifting transience of light as the earth revolves over a year.
The mechanical sketch is based on the 365 days¹ exposure values which were structured around the center of a grid containing 365 sections/lines where each second corresponds to 1 mm. The longest day measured 2327 mm/sec and the shortest day 0,03 mm/sec. The sketch describes the shape of our orbit as it is expressed in the exposure values.

The diary is based on observations of and reflections upon the site which were retrieved from notes made during the project. The book The Seconds contains the 365 still-photographs along with accompanying notes and a description of the project. The project was completed in 2007 with support from Swedish Arts Grants Committee, Längmanska Culture Fund.

Total running time around: 80 min
Curated by Anna Linder, Filmform

More info about Cinemateque screening at Cinemateque Stockholms website (Swedish Only)

(Photos from above: Claes Söderquist during shooting "Landscape" by Thorsten Persson, Björn Olsson - The Seconds)

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57th Oberhausen Short Film Festival & Cinemateque in Stockholm
FILMFORM programme at Oberhausen Short Film Festival 8th may and at The Cinemateque in Stockholm 11th may 2011.

For the fifth year Filmform will present new titles for an internationl audience in Oberhausen:

Lars Hedelin – Norway Spruce, Scots Pine
2009, 5:10 min, 4:3, b/w, silent

A journey through a forest landscape and then back again.
Born in 1982. Studied at Umeå Academy of Fine Arts 2005-2008 and at Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm 2009-2011

Elin Magnusson – Follow the Water
2011, 4 min, 16:9, colour, stereo, no language

There is a penguin living in a lake somewhere in Sweden. He is the first of many penguins to come. He wakes up at dawn to explore the surroundings, the beach and the forest. He dislikes the lake, he thinks the fish tastes like mud but knows nothing else than to stay. He wants to fly away but has forgotten how to. Instead he waits for what he knows to be what he knew, for old memories to float away and for new memories to write his history. Tomorrow he will forget why he did what he did today.
Born 1982 in Norrköping, Sweden. Lives and works in Stockholm. She received her Bachelor in Fine Arts at Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm 2010. Magnusson is a conceptual video and performance artist and film director. Her work poses questions about adaptation, feminism and nature. She is one of the directors behind the feminist porn film project Dirty Diaries.

Petra Lindholm – For Anne Marie
2010, 10:35 min, 16:9, colour, stereo, songs with lyrics in English

The Film is inspired by the artist’s great aunt Anne Marie, who lived in Finland in the beginning of the 1900s. She was engaged with a Russian man, Mr Obolenski, who was forced to escape to Paris during the Russian Revolution. Anne-Marie was left alone and never heard from him again. In the film we meet Anne Marie as a young woman, then as a middle-aged woman and eventually as an old lady. Petra Lindholm composed and performed the music for the film, and her song is slowly guiding us through this woman’s life story.
Petra Lindholms videos are often focused on nuances and changes in colour and image; which creates a tense atmosphere rather than a clear-cut story. She is often the composer and the vocal singer in her films. Born in Karis, Finland, educated at the Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm 1996-2001, lives in Ekenäs, Finland. She has participated in numerous exhibitions in Sweden, Europe and USA.

Dan Lageryd – Staircase
2010, 1:35 min, 16:9, colour, stereo, no language

Up meets down in a deconstruction / reconstruction of a stairwell in an ordinary apartment building.
Dan Lageryd is educated at University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm, Sweden. In his video collages he touches upon themes like perception, time, space and architecture.

Alexander Gutke – Cine-scope
2008, 4:33 min (excerpt), 16:9, colour, silent

The projection Cine-scope is a looped animation in which a piece of celluloid is penetrated on a quasi-microscopic level, such that the scratches and dust on the film come to resemble a forest brushing by the viewer. This work speaks to the trance-like state that may occur with the prolonged viewing of an uneventful film (such as Andy Warhol's Empire), where texture comes to replace a lack of any real narrative content. (Chris Sharp)
Born 1971 in Gothenburg, Sweden. Lives and works in Malmö.

Hanna Ljungh – How to Civilize a Waterfall
2010, 3:53 min, 16:9, colour, stereo, Swedish with english subtitles

In the video How to Civilize a Waterfall, artist Hanna Ljungh performs an authoritative confrontation with nature, an indifferent and independent force. Inspired by the dramatic expressiveness of hard rock music, Ljungh challenges a waterfall and tries to persuade it to turn into a hydroelectric power plant. The work reveals humanity's comical and paradoxical relationship with nature. The encounter becomes an emotional and almost spiritual experience - an encounter with ones self.
Born 1974 in Washington D.C, lives and works in Stockholm. Hanna works with video, photography and installation.

Joanna Lombard – Orbital Re-Enactments
2011, 22:23 min, 16:9, colour, stereo, no language

In Orbital Re-Enactments the children free individuals who have to make their own decisions; the adults are cross borders and act as children.
Born in Algeria 1972. Educated at Konstfack Collage of Arts, Crafts and Design and Royal Academy of Art. Lives and works in Stockholm.

Total running time around: 55 min
Curated by Anna Linder, Filmform

More info about Cinemateque screening at Cinemateque Stockholms website (in Swedish only) and about Oberhausen screening at OberhausenShort Film Festival.

(Images: Lars Hedelin, Elin Magnusson, Petra Lindholm, Dan Lageryd, Alexander Gutke, Hanna Ljungh, Joanna Lombard)

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Rumänska kulturinstitutet och Filmform presenterar (Swedish only)


Mihail Livada i fokus
Filmprogram och seminarium fredag 11 februari kl 18.00
på Zita Folkets Bio, Birger Jarlsgatan 37, Stockholm.

Årets upplaga av Rumänska filmdagar lyfter fram experimentfilmaren Mihail G. Livada (1908-1992) i full skala. Född i Bukarest kom Livada som flykting till Sverige, diplomerad ingenjör men med övrig bakgrund höljd i dunkel. Det underbara mötet (1949), gjord i en lägenhet i Årsta tillsammans med poeten Rut Hillarp, var banbrytande för den svenska experimentfilmen. Tillsammans med Peter Weiss och Arne H. Lindgren grundade Livada Arbetsgruppen för film (idag Filmform) 1950. Resten av sitt liv var Livada verksam inom filmens avantgarde, mest som inspiratör men även med en brokig samling egna verk, där hans funktion kan vara allt från regissör till fotograf eller producent.

I programmet visar vi bland annat:
Det underbara mötet (1949)
Skalden, spindeln och handen (1952)
Hjälp! (1954)
Studie 1 (1952)
Cirkus Kuckelikaka (1962)
N (1967)
Försvinnaren (1957)
De vita händerna (1950)
Iris (1954)

Visningen följs av ett seminarium om svensk experimentfilms historia: Visionärer och inspiratörer. Deltagare är Astrid Söderbergh Widding, medförfattare i jubileumsboken Konst som rörlig bild, Birgitta Holm; ägare av Hillarps unika dagbok och på väg att släppa boken: Rut Hillarp - Poet och erotiskt geni och sist men inte minst Nils Petter Sundgren.

Inträde (film + seminarium):
Biljettpris: 60 kr.
Gratis för studenter och alla med Cinemateket-kort!

Programmet är en del av Rumänska filmdagar # 5 och arrangeras av Rumänska kulturinstitutet i samarbete med Filmform. Läs mer om årets tema och filmer på

Rumänska kulturinstitutet | Skeppsbron 20, Stockholmtel: 08 20 76 00 | |  Öppettider: mån-fre 10-17.