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Björn Perborg

During a compulsory information meeting for unemployed people, the friendly face of a ridiculous, Kafkaesque bureaucracy exposes the truth behind unemployment. Unemployed people act as a deterrent to the rest of the population: to remain in their poorly paid jobs and to continue consuming.

English title What’s Important Now is to Feel Bad
Aspect ratio 1,85:1 & 16:9
Prod. format Generic HD-video
Duration 00:04:34
Language Swedish
Color Color
Year 2017
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About the artist

Björn Perborg

Born in Västerås in 1974, lives and works in Orust.

He grew up in small Swedish towns like Västerås and Helsingborg. At 18 he attended the collage of music in Örebro, where he made most of the posters for the students’ concerts and parties. Eventually Björn switched to the Valand School of Fine Art in Gothenburg and graduated in 2003. He lives on the island of Orust, 70 kilometres north of Gothenburg. Björn works with video, sculpture, animation and installation. Most of his works are narrative and use a playful language in order to approach serious issues.

It has been said that a lot of his work departs from watching the world from a distance, contemplating it as if he were an anthropologist from outer space. Recurring themes include religious imagery, the representation of the male role in society as well as architecture and the intentions behind the design of spaces. Björn exhibits frequently both in Sweden and abroad. In addition to exhibitions some of his films are shown at film festivals. Previous years presentations include: Alma Liljevalchs, Stockholm, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, Kunsthalle M3, Berlin, Galleri Rotor2, Gothenburg among many others.