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 project South of Heaven, which was begun in autumn 2001, aims to bring together an as yet unknown number of self-contained video works. What all these works have in common (as the title suggests) is a particular view of, and reaction to, the collective and individual mental condition of the (western) world. In due course, these works will add up to a kind of spiritual odyssey.
Per Teljer is born 1970 in Sweden and lives in Berlin. He works exclusively with video-art. ‘…The violence of Teljer’s works is far from grandiose. It is the petty violence of the small town, made nastier still in that it is personally directed and so much part of everyday life. Teljer as victim is also not the martyr sacrificing himself to some great cause rather he is one of innocents massacred and unnumbered. His characters are the harmless, the helpless, and the handicapped and it is precisely those least able to defend themselves that are victimised…’