Filmform (est. 1950) is dedicated to preservation, promotion and worldwide distribution of experimental film and video art. Constantly expanding, the distribution catalogue spans from 1924 to the present, including works by Sweden’s most prominent artists and filmmakers, available to rent for public screenings and exhibitions as well as for educational purposes.
Kajsa Dahlberg works cinematically with the sculptural room and creates a ghostlike, challenging synthesis. A looped Tarkovskij-tracking encloses a cubistic full-scale model, architecture which barely exists. The construction is without function, but carries four index numbers, as openings for the camera eye, in all cardinal points. In this space, marked by High-Modern references a strange dialogue devoid of meaning is carried out, provoking the spectators. The will to get out of the circular reasoning awakens, almost invokes, but the movement back and forth is an insurmountable obstacle. It is left to the spectator to question this pattern, when he or she leaves the gallery.
Kajsa Dahlberg graduated from Malmö Art Academy in 2003. In her artistic practice she works with video, text and sound, and often use documentary material as a point of departure for investigations of a specific subject and it’s relation to the medium which is being used. Dahlberg is interested in how stories are constructed and mediated in relation to questions of censorship, political representation and identity. She has worked with representation of lesbian activism and of mediation of national identity in a Swedish-American area in Chicago.
As part of her artistic practice she has also been involved in starting a production unity for artists working with moving images. It is a network and a forum for artists working with probe reporting, critique of the media and narrative experiments. They are interested in discussions about the systems of production and distribution of images and arrange seminars, lectures and symposiums that artists, filmmakers and theorists are invited to. Since September 2016 she is working on a practice based PhD at The Royal Institute of Art (KKH) in Stockholm.