»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
Making the Immortal is a poetical/political non-fiction film and installation by Anna Viola Hallberg and Björn Perborg exploring man’s quest to be remembered. This is made via the life and work of a portrait painter who passed away half a decade ago, Bror Kronstrand. Once an acclaimed artist who travelled the world extensively, today he is almost completely forgotten.
Making the Immortal is a subjective work where two artists reflect upon the traces of a third. The project is predominantly built upon archive material that has been reformatted to the selected narrative(s). Private photographs, newspaper clippings, objects, 16 and 35 mm film are taken further through video, photography, slideshows, facsimiles and enlarged segments of letters.