To create is to remember. Akira Kurosawa To remember is to create. Bo G. Svensson
A B O U T
Bo G. Svensson, 2018. Photo: Jan H Edvardsson.
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 Associationof Professional Photographers (SFF) and Centrum För Fotografi (CFF).
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 larger 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."