This first-ever study of Swedish experimental film represents the results of a Swedish Research Council initiative in 2006-2008. The essays address the institutions, filmmakers, and films important to the history of experimental film in Sweden, and place this history in larger artistic and socio-cultural contexts. The authors look at the work of the Independent Film Group, regional Fluxus groups, E.A.T., and figures such as Viking Eggeling, Rune Hagberg, Pontus Hulten, OEyvind Fahlstroem, Leo Reis, Bo Jonsson, and Ake Karlung.
Lars Gustaf Andersson is Associate Professor in Film Studies at Lund University. John Sundholm is Associate Professor in Film Studies at Karlstad University. Astrid Soederbergh Widding is Professor of Cinema Studies at Stockholm University.
Contents 1. The Writing of a History of Swedish Experimental Film 2. Swedish Experimental Film until the1950s 3. The Emergence of Experimental Film 4. The Art Movements of the 1960s 5. The Extension of Independent Film Production 6. The Expanded Field of the Experimental Moving Image