1932-2008. Kjartan Slettemark has been using moving image as a means of expression since the 60’s. A crucial work in experimental film is Nixon Visions (1971), a collaboration with Hans Esselius. As early as 1967 and 1968 he made the films Symfoni Realista 1–3, based on politically charged performance-shows. During the 60’s and 70’s Kjartan Slettemark often filmed with an aesthetics related to the current political movement at the time, the works were always presented at performances and happenings, such as Polisväxten (1969). In the 80’s Kjartan Slettemark moved on to video technique and was one of the co-founders of the video workshop Video Now (Video Nu) at Skeppsholmen in Stockholm.
Hans (Esse Li) Esselius & Kjartan Slettemark