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 figure is feeding dense graphic material into a machine that investigates the elements of the images. A rebus-like narrative is constructed by the sequencing of the details depicting documents and signs relating DNA to artistic practices, and a fabric of meanings is woven. Inspired by a scene in Bladerunner, and a part of a larger corpus of intertwined artworks, the animation is a compact semantic artifact that circles around themes of cloning, information and communication.
Born 1977 in Huddiksvall, grew up in Nynäshamn. Master of Fine Arts degree in Umeå 2007. He is working mainly with an extended vector drawn animation-cycle, as well as graphics, in a kind of illustrative emblem-making, dealing with information and language as well as with identity and self-symbols. Through the use of generative formulas following compositional rules, puzzlelike narratives are constructed. Using snippets of literature and icons from popular culture, Sparr mixes them like a DJ in his animated videos with a critical wit. His work has been shown in many screenings and film festivals across the globe.