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.
In what might be considered a natural history for buildings, The Order of Things depicts the world’s largest half marathon from the perspective of a society of sentient architectures and man-made structures. Encountering the mass event via senses borrowed from long-distance runners in a state of rhythmic trance, the sentient structures present the urban environment of the course of the run while intoxicated by the delusions of consciousness.
Linking the psychology of long distance running to the perception of architecture, the flow of the film forges a surreal journey through the abstract formalism of the urban landscape of North-East England, and forms an unwitting ode to the industrial design of its road and motorway system.
Karin Kihlberg (Sweden, 1978) & Reuben Henry (UK, 1979) are artists working with moving image based in London. They were fellows at the Jan van Eyck Academy in the Netherlands 2009-2010 and studied Fine Art BA in Birmingham 2001 where they ran the international residency programme Springhill Institute until 2008.
Recent solo exhibitions and screenings include Whitstable Biennale, Whitechapel Gallery, Fig-2 at the ICA, London, The Grundy Gallery, Blackpool, Camden Arts Centre and Danielle Arnaud Gallery, where they are represented. Their work has been screened at Oberhausen and Channels Film Festivals, Melbourne, and have made commissions for The Great North Run Moving Image Commission and FACT, Liverpool.
Born in 1979. Based in London, UK.
Reuben Henry (UK) has been collaborating with Karin Kihlberg (SE) since 2004. Using an interdisciplinary approach their work explores how documentation, representation, and narratives are utilised by contemporary culture as routes to comprehend and consume the contemporary paradigm. In 2009 they were awarded the first prize for the ASPEX Emergency 4 exhibition with their work Performance #1, #2 & #3. Other group exhibitions include Art Futures at Bloomberg Space, Art Summer University at Tate Modern, The 100 ideas Festival at Hayward Gallery, Please Excuse my Appearance at Ikon Gallery and Cut my Legs of and Call Me Shorty at Tensta Konsthall in Stockholm. They have exhibited in solo exhibitions at Citric Gallery in Italy, Centre des Arts Actuels SKOL in Canada as part of Les Mois de la Photo á Montréal and at Castlefield Gallery in Manchester, UK. Kihlberg and Henry were working as researchers in the fine art department at the Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht, The Netherlands between 2009-11.