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Forgotten Reason
Peter Larsson

Forgotten Reason is a stop motion animated film about a group of lost bodies who wander through a forest towards an open field. A gathering with an unclear purpose takes place. The story comes alive through the film’s texture and atmosphere rather than via traditional storytelling.

Winner Best Nordic Short, Nordisk Panorama 2016

Keywords Animation
Aspect ratio 1.78:1 (16:9)
Prod. format
Duration 00:13:29
Language No dialogue
Color Color
Year 2016
Latest screening Dec 21, 2019
Mar 9, 2019
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About the artist

Peter Larsson

Born in 1979 in Örebro, Sweden. Lives and works in Stockholm.

Peter Larsson is an artist and animator that predominantly experiments with stop motion and cut out animation. His education includes a BA and MFA fine art, Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm, Sweden and studying at Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver BC, Canada and at Gotland University, Visby, Sweden.

His stop motion based practice is a hands-on process where the material is co-creator and becomes the body for severe formulated situations, emotions and states. The cinematic language is surreal and can refer to horror films, folk tales and abstract painting.

Larsson’s first film Mannen som inte kom nånstans (2005) was nominated for a Guldbagge for the Best short film and in 2016 his film Forgotten Reason was awarded Best Nordic Short at Nordisk Panorama in Malmoe. It has since been screened at film festivals worldwide. Lately, he has also been interested in finding new ways to show his animations, for example using animation and sculpture in installations and projected video for various musical performances.

In addition to film Larsson works with graphics, illustration, and collage. He conducts a label with a friend where they release music on cassette tapes and publish fanzines and artist books.