Video Art

Design & Terrorism

Continuous camera movement circling a table. Gloved hands add round marks on aerial photographs and drawings. Maybe they are preparing a terrorist attack. All objects seen are high-end designer objects.

Design & Terrorism, still from video, toast with whiskey glasses and cigar.
Photo: Björn Perborg

Year: 2005
Technique: Video SD PAL
Duration: 3.25 min
Cast: Johan Möller, Attila Urban, Kjell Vänerbo

Immigrant Song

Immigrant Song is a two-channel video installation. On the first screen a drummer unpacks a typical drummer’s stick bag, filled with firework rockets, and plays a variation of John Bonham’s drum groove from Led Zeppelin’s »Immigrant Song« using firework rockets as drumsticks. 
On the other screen fireworks over a night sky go off in synchronisation with the drumbeats from the first screen.

Immigrant Song, video installation, fireworks, projection on a wall.
Photo: David Brandt
Immigrant Song, video installation, wall with video monitors showing a drummer.
Photo: David Brandt

Year: 2009
Technique: Video installation with two synchronised images
Duration: 1.51 min loop
Drummer: Hannes Lingens
Cinematography: Claudia del Fierro & Björn Perborg
Immigrant Song is distributed by Filmform.

Of course I shave my balls

Semi-curved construction with theatrical props, light sign and velvet cloth. Inside visitors can see a video recording from theatre Boudoir Intime in Falkenberg. Actors use real newspaper and magazine articles for script. All articles have the same content: three men discussing male vanity, ideals and relations. The articles speak in a didactic tone. Target group is young women presumably wanting to know how men think and what makes them tick.

Of Course You Shave Your Balls, video installation with light sign.
Photo: Zsuzsanna Gilice
Of Course You Shave Your Balls, research material, article, three men discussing.

Year: 2000
Technique: installation with video, Swedish dialogue
Dimensions: 230 x 122 x 250 cm (7.55 ft x 4.00 ft x 8.20 ft)
Duration video: 11 min
Cast: Martin Östh, Bo Andersson, Michael Paulsson, Elin Gradin

Blame it on yourself school

The most unpleasant PowerPoint presentation in the world. Microsoft Clipart images illustrate »the new thoughts«, outlining the transfer of social responsibilities from society to single individuals. We call it »blame shifting«.
Concept developed in collaboration with Karin Fransson, Lina Gillefalk and Kjell Vänerbo.

Blame It Yourself-school, video still, powerpoint.

Year: 2004
Technique: Video SD PAL
Duration: 2.41 min
Voice: Frans Einarsson

Cuisine Bizarre

In the pilot, »Cross over«, television chefs Frans and Björn cook a three course dinner: shrimps, dill cooked in red wine and served with white beans in tomato sauce, Swedish Falukorv sausage baked with walnuts and eggs flambé in cognac served with whipped cream. The kitchen is very messy and unclean. All over the place you see cook books, tooth brushes, a human skull and artists material – adding character to the already fashionably grimy environment. As a viewer you see creative cooking in the act but can also recognise something of your own attempts at domestic gastronomy.

Collaboration with Frans Einarsson.
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Cuisine Bizarre, video still, Frans Einarsson and Björn Perborg with sandwiches and cigarette.
Photo: Leia Sademyr

Year: 2004-2014
Technique: Video SD PAL (TV), Swedish dialogue
Duration: Varying (up to 28 min per episode)
Cast: Frans Einarsson, Björn Perborg
Cinematography: Virgil Dejarv