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.
“The first rule in farming is that you are never to hope for an easy way. The land demands your effort.” The Works and Days (of Tayoko Shiojiri in the Shiotani Basin), the second dramatic feature from directors C.W. Winter & Anders Edström, is an eight-hour fiction shot for a total of twenty-seven weeks, over a period of fourteen months, in a village population forty-seven in the mountains of Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. It is a geographic look at the work and non-work of a farmer. A description, over five seasons, of a family, of a terrain, of a sound space, and of a passage of time. A georgic in five books.
C.W. Winter was born in Newport Beach, California. He is currently a Research Fellow at the University of Oxford and a Visiting Tutor of Sculpture at the Royal College of Art. He completed his DPhil in Art Practice & Theory as a Clarendon Scholar at The Ruskin School of Art at the University of Oxford. He received his MFA from California Institute of the Arts where he studied under: Thom Andersen, Michael Asher, James Benning, Monte Hellman, and Allan Sekula. His writing has appeared in Cinema Scope, Moving Image Source, Purple, and Too Much. His current book project is a history, from Romanticism to the present, of intentional and tactical uses of what dominant concenses would have considered ‘bad’ technique. He lives in Oxford, United Kingdom.
Anders Edström was born in Frösö, Sweden. His work is widely published and has shown at such venues as the Musée d’art moderne (Paris), the Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris), and the MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst (Frankfurt). He was among the first and most influential photographers from the early days of Purple journal. For a decade beginning in 1991, he closely collaborated with Martin Margiela. His work has been published in: Self Service, AnOther, Dazed & Confused, Dune, M le Monde, and Modern Matter. And he has shot compaigns for Miu Miu, Jil Sander, MM6, Loewe, and Prada. He has released six books including Shiotani (AKPE, 2021), Hanezawa Garden (MACK Books, 2015), Safari (Nieves, 2010), and Waiting Some Birds a Bus a Woman / Spidernets Places a Crew (SteidlMACK, 2004). He lives in Stockholm, Sweden.