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 swimmer is performing movements which can be seen as completely natural. Yet they contain an important contradiction, a double meaning: swimming as a way of surviving. At the same time as the swimmer is havinga pleasurable experience of the element of water, she must continuously fight to stay alive. A metaphor for a mental situation.
Teresa Wennberg is a multi discipline artist, born in Sweden. Studied law, economics and languages at Stockholm University, followed by classic oil painting at Atelier Harburger and Academie de la Grande Chaumiere in Paris, France. She has worked with Neal Slavin, John Cage and Nam June Paik on photography, sound (and silence) and video. One of the very first artists to make video at the Centre Pompidou in Paris in 1978, she went on to explore the digital world of computers, 2D and 3D animation, which she studied in Japan, France and Sweden. A founding member of Video Nu in Stockholm and Grand Canal Video in Paris. Since 1997, she has been developing Virtual Reality and computer art at the Royal Institute of Technology KTH in Stockholm and writing about digital media. Currently she is also involved in creating and restauring stained glass windows for a baroque church in the Pyrenees mountains in France. Her multidisciplinary background has fueled an interest in cognitive functions such as language, memory and perception, which often consist a foundation for her work. She has received numerous grants and awards and has participated in several important international exhibitions such as: Biennale de Paris; Ars Electronica, Linz; Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris; Fondation Gulbenkian Lisbon; Centre G. Pompidou Paris; Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo; Liljevalchs Konsthall, Stockholm; Kulturhuset, Stockholm; ICC InterCommunication Center, Tokyo; IMEREC, Marseille; Royal Institute of Technology KTH, Stockholm; Aalborg University Aalborg; Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Santiago de Chile.