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.
A man is re-telling a duel scene from the movie The Magnificent Seven from 1960. He narrates the story in such great detail that through imagination the audience is transported to the setting of the scene in the movie. The storyteller ends by saying ‘cut’, as he freezes in a pose. The illusion is gone and the set for his story is back being in a plain apartment. The shift from his self-confident way of entertaining to realities vulnerability becomes extremely present and calls attention to the audience’s involvement in the piece.
Curiosity and unveiling narratives are two main motifs in Tova Mozard’s work. Since graduating with an MFA from Malmö Art Academy in 2003, Mozard has built a growing repertoire of photography and video work, which has been shown in solo and group shows throughout Sweden and internationally. Many of her videos show a fascination with people on the fringes of society. During her time in Los Angeles, she sought out unique people drawn to the bright Hollywood lights and dreams of superstardom. In these videos, Mozard explores the relationship between the camera, the entertainer/narrator and her self as artist/documenter. The Big Scene finds Mozard turning the camera around to face her own childhood and family history.