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Eivor Burbeck

Eivor Burbeck was a prominent figure within Swedish experimental film-making and critique. In her short film Sycadora (1951), made together with photographer Åke Danneberg, what we see is a kind of romantic ghost story and a dreamlike wandering with a witch as its lead character. The images shift according to an associative logic. A mirror is transformed into a feather and an apple becomes the head of a wire figure.

Aspect ratio 1.33:1 (4:3)
Prod. format Generic film
Duration 00:05:00
Color BW
Year 1951
Latest screening Mar 6, 2020
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About the artist

Eivor Burbeck (1926–1965, Stockholm) was an author, critic and filmmaker. Very little is written of her life and work, presumably because her production was scarce in quantity and transgressed conventional genre divisions. In 1954 she published a collection of poems named Skrattmåsens legeringar [The Gull’s Alloy]. Early in her career she came in contact with Arbetsgruppen för film [The Working Group for Film], in which she became an active member. As a critic she introduced the experimental film and its problems to a wider audience through articles and essays in the specialised press as well as daily newspapers.