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 video in which we meet a Swedish woman, Mrs. Berliner-Mauer, who has entered into a marriage with the Berlin Wall. Her unusual disposition is objectum-sexual, indicating an emotional and sexual attraction to things. The woman’s personal and sexual relation to the wall is contrasted with its historical political significance. She describes the day the wall fell as the worst day of her life. Her very clear description of herself makes the remarkable story approachable and raises questions about perceptions of reality, differences, desires and morals.
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.