WORK IN PROGRESS 2020
G A N
In the spring 2020 I am composing a work based on the imagery of Swedish painter and modernist pioneer Gösta Adrian-Nilsson (GAN). GAN (1884-1965) is mostly known for his colorful depictions of the dawn of the modern industrial age. Influenced by the dynamic art scene in 1910s and 20s Berlin and Paris he created a personal blend of the modernist styles, with erotic symbolism as a salient feature. His ruptured paintings of urbanity, new technology and athletic men capture a time just as full of hope and promises of freedom as of dystopic gloom. The images resonate with our own troubled times and their visual rhythm and movement yearns for musical and scenic creation.
With support from Helge Ax:on Johnsons foundation, the County Council of Kalmar County, Kalmar municipality and Filmregion southeast.
NEW COMMISSION 2019
Commission from Linnaeus University. During the spring and summer I work together with irish choreographer Maria Kerin on a film for the exhibition Swedish-Irish Experimental Heritage Explorations (see below). Experimental Heritage is a transdisciplinary and translocal project run by Swedish archeologist Bodil Petersson. It´s a collaboration between archeologists and artists connected to Linnaeus University and the University of Galway, Ireland. The project explores the meaning of the cultural heritage for us living today through art.
Original music for author and playwright Emeli Bergman's debut film Je suis ta soeur (I am your sister), about love between siblings. The film is a collaboration between filmmakers and actors from France, Denmark and Sweden. The lead roles are played by Mathilde Weil and Adrien Simion, both students at the Conservatoire National Supérieur d'Art Dramatique in Paris. Emeli Bergman (b. 1988) is educated at Forfatterskolen in Copenhagen. Premiere in spring 2020