During a compulsory information meeting for unemployed people, the friendly face of a ridiculous, Kafkaesque bureaucracy exposes the truth behind unemployment. (Unemployed people act as a deterrent to the rest of the population: to remain in their poorly paid jobs and to continue consuming).
The bored Job Centre coach explains the NAIRU model. NAIRU is the level of unemployment that is necessary in order to keep the inflation from rising. For this to be efficient, it is of uttermost importance for the unemployed people to feel bad.
Year: 2018 Genre: Drama, mockumentary Duration: 4.41 min Cast: Eric Rusch, Anders Almgren, Christina Nilsson, Frederikke Krogh, Jaqueline Chambel, Kico Madsen, Kristian Reuter Oliveberg, Minjeong Ko, Samira Motazedi, Tim Kristoffer Gunnarsson Cinematography: Victor Nyåker Sound: Ania Malgorzata Winiarska Sound mix: Anders Billing Vive Editing: Imad Abdalghani Make-up: Jaqueline Chambel Location assistant: Leia Sademyr Poster: Barthélémy García Consigliere: Nicolas Kolovos Distribution: Filmform With support from Konstnärsnämnden
If you are to do everything that is recommended, for example sleep eight hours every night, cook your own food and actively choose your funds, there is a deficit of 1 hour and 11 minutes every day. And this is even before you’ve started working 8 hours a day five days a week. This film explores why there is never enough time for those things most of us consider important, like work, school or love and family life.
Year: 2017 Duration: 3.03 min Cast: Björn Perborg The calculation that is the base for the film was done in collaboration with Frans Einarsson and has previously been published on the web site of Cuisine Bizarre: cuisinebizarre.se.
What makes the Canadian embassy sponsor a film festival in Hessen, Germany? After having encountered the same mystery year after year, Frans and Björn decides to investigate the case further. Behind the curtain, they find a chain of astonishing and farfetched conspiracies.
Collaboration with Frans Einarsson.
Year: 2019 Dialogue language: German and English Duration: 4.33 min Cast: Frans Einarsson & Björn Perborg
»Photos and films left behind by the now forgotten portrait artist Bror Kronstrand form the basis for a rumination on how posterity will remember us, and about the conditions of the artist then and now. Entertaining, well done and thought-provoking«. Sara Wadell, GIFF.
Collaboration with Anna Viola Hallberg.
Year: 2014 Genre: Documentary Duration: 9 min Camera: Bror Kronstrand et al Based on footage from the image archive in Mariestad, the Bror Kronstrand collection Scanning 16 and 35 mm: SVT Theatrical mix: Gustaf Berger, Auditory
Photographic images come into the field of vision with a typical mechanical »clack« of a slide projector. Soberly but with a touch of admiration, an off-camera voice explains what happened at the airport on the way from Copenhagen to America.
Long story short: a small package of laundry detergent, a three centimetre pocketknife and a book on Islam caused such an uproar with the airport security personnel that the trip could only be continued after a long inspection.
Year: 2008-2009 Technique: Animation SD PAL, English voice-overDuration: 2.05 min Voice: Dave Morris
A thorough reflection upon what it takes to survive as an artist in general and as a video artist in particular. In a very personal and pedagogical way this video sorts out once and for all how to make money as a video artist. It punctuates prejudices using calculation examples from the author’s own art practice.
Year: 2012 Technique: Animation HD, Swedish or English voice-over Duration: 14 min Voices: Björn Perborg, Dave Morris Voice recording: Alexander Ott Theatrical mix / Mastering: Ljudligan Translation: Bianca Marsden
Procrastination is a pretty universal phenomenon. The possibility of instant satisfaction often appears far more attractive than some vague reward in the future. That is why many of us suddenly start to do the dishes, vacuum clean or tidy up the flat when we really should be preparing for an approaching deadline. In this film the artist Björn Perborg reveals how his plans for a two month residency in Copenhagen turned into something else and how he, in the end, had produced nothing but a short film about procrastination.
Year: 2015 Duration: 6.10 min Narration: Andrew Mottershead Music: Astor Piazzolla: Nightclub 1960, performed and recorded by Björn Perborg Theatrical mix / Mastering: Niklas Skarp Distribution: Filmform