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 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. In 1999 I started a website called Dr. Bose Net with texts, photos and some short films. Since 2007 I produce my own short films, photographs, electronica and exhibitions.
"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.
1980- 1987 Skansen, open-air museum in Stockholm.
1983- 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.