To create is to remember.
To remember is to create.
Bo G. Svensson
Die Wirklichkeit is eine Konstruktion.
It' s a strange world out there.
Blue Velvet, David Lynch
"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
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 its infinite combinations and interactions of layers 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 local film association 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 and electronica.
Photo: Jan H. Edvardsson