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.
On the 12th of September 2009, the German family father Dominik Brunner was beaten to death by two adolescents in the S-Bahnhof Solln outside Munich, when he tried to stop them from robbing two children. Twenty witnesses were present at the time; however, none of them intervened. The Samaritan is a criticism of our embedded cowardice and convenience. Unfortunately, these themes always remain highly topical.
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…’