To create is to remember. Akira Kurosawa To remember is to create. Bo G. Svensson
A B O U T
I am a filmmaker working in video, sound and photography and primarily concerned with questions about the mystery of time, memory and the secret language of buildings. Since 2007 I produce my own short films, electronica, photographs, photo books and exhibitions. In 2022 I founded my company Bo G Svensson Bild. Member of the Swedish Association of Professional Photographers.
Since 1991 I work as a civil servant (as Deputy Chief County Heritage Advisor) at a County Administrative Board 100 kilometers south of Stockholm. My daytime work involves different aspects of restorations of old buildings such as manor houses, churches and listed buildings.
I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1983 and soon after an exam in Heritage protection, both at Stockholm University.
In my twenties I was a member of a film association in Stockholm where I made some movies. In 1983 I was involved in a bigger project at Stiftelsen Filmverkstan (then with financing from the Swedish Television Company and The Swedish film Institute) but the project never concluded.
"Memory's images, once they are fixed in words, are erased," Polo said. "Perhaps I am afraid of losing Venice all at once, if I speak of it, or perhaps, speaking of other cities, I have already lost it, little by little."
Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities
1959 born in Stockholm, Södermalm, on 24 May.
1983 Bachelor of Arts (BA), Stockholm University.
1986 Heritage protection, Stockholm University.
1987 Skansen, open-air museum in Stockholm.
1985 Teacher, elementary school, Stockholm area.
1986 Antiquarian, Region Planning Office, Stockholm.
1987 Antiquarian, Jämtlands läns museum.
1988 Antiquarian, the municipal office, Vallentuna.
1989 Producer, The Cultural Administration in Stockholm.
1990 Antiquarian, the municipal office, Huddinge.
1991 Antiquarian, County Administrative Board of Södermanland.
2023 Work in progress, video, working title FIVE.
2022 Founding my company Bo G Svensson Bild.
2022 Publication of the book Sabi. For sale at Kulturhuset Stadsteatern Stockholm, the shop, September - December 2022.
2022 One of my photographs was used in the advertising for The Free Photographer's Department 2022, Kulturhuset Stadsteatern in Stockholm.
2022 Bavaria Fiction, licenced some still photographs.
2021 Publication of the book Flying with Peter.
2021 Promotion video for the photo book Flying with Peter (3 minutes).
2021 Publication of the book Swimming with Andrei.
2021 Phases Color Universe, video (4 minutes).
2020 Screening Endless, Kulturhuset Skylten, Linköping, Sweden 2020.
2020 Publication of the book Tools.
2020 Rotvälta, video with my still photographs (31 minutes).
2020 Tools, video (12 minutes).
2020 Group exhibition The Free Photographer's department, Kulturhuset Stadsteatern in Stockholm.
2020 Publication of the book Minnesl ckor.
2019 Publication of the book Endless.
2019 Group exhibition The Free Photographer's department, Kulturhuset Stadsteatern in Stockholm. One of my photographs was used in the advertising material.
2019 Publication of the photo zine Bild|Likt.
2019 360 Photographs by Bo G Svensson (silent movie/video, 60 minutes).
2018 Publication of the book [suhm-whair].
2018 Group exhibition The Free Photographer's department, Kulturhuset Stadsteatern in Stockholm.
2018 Next Stop Bo G Svensson, video (15 minutes).
2018 Metaphors, video (22 minutes).
2017 Solo Exhibition at Galleri Korn, Stockholm.
2017 Publication of the exhibition catalouge Next Stop.
2017 Publication of the book Duo.
2017 Publication of the book UnSeen.
2016 Group exhibition The Free Photographer's Department, Kulturhuset Stadsteatern in Stockholm.
2015 Teaser 1-5 for Pickup|Tracks, video (which became Metaphors).
2013 Acid Rain, video (5 minutes).
2013 The Nocturnal Soundscape of the Nightingale Forebodes Yet Another Dawn, video (22 minutes).
2012 Online exhibition Saatchi Art – 100 Curators 100 Days. " My day" curated by Peter MacGill, President Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York.
2012 Time Bells, video (6 minutes).
2011 Video artist Anders Weberg – contributed with material for a mobile film, Expose Yourself. Screened in Island 2011, now on Vimeo.
2011 Imperceptibly Shifts Everyday Life its Face, video (8 minutes).
2011 Falling, video (9 minutes).
2011 Screening Travel Mindscape Triptych Salon des Refusés, Stockholm, Djurgården.
2010 Did You See That Bird?, video (10 minutes).
2010 Nature Through Urban Life, video (6 minutes).
2010 Travel Mindscape Triptych, video (14 minutes).
2009 Screening Roxy Bar in London, Stockholm | London Noise
2009 Stockholm | London Noise, video (3 minutes).
2009 Watchtower, video (7 minutes).
2009 Man ? Nature (compilation and an intro/outro of Water and Urban People) (12 minutes).
2009 Water, video (6 minutes).
2009 Embraced by Time – Remember Us, video (8 minutes).
2008 Urban People, video (3 inutes).
2008 Urban Etude, video (3 minutes).
2008 One Way Elevator, video (3 minutes).
2008 Click! You Are Dead (10 minutes)
2007 Vogler’s Dream, video (1 minute). Online viewing on SVT Kobra, Swedish Television's homepage for the show KOBRA.
1999 Dr Bose .Net, website.
1983 Vinylparadiset, 4 parts, cassette distributed.
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