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Eric M Nilsson
Viktig, Viktigare, Viktigast
2007, 43:00 min.

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ERIC M NILSSON 
DEC 18, 2015–FEB 19, 2016
Text by Marcus Steinweg  ENG/GER

Welcome to watch online three video works by Eric M Nilsson:  Viktig, Viktigare, Viktigast (1972), Vad som helst – till synes…(1977)  & Jag såg (2013).

Eric M Nilsson was an early member of the Swedish Television documentary film editorial staff, and his many distinctive films from the 1960s onward have come to fascinate and challenge a wide audience. Nilsson’s work is difficult to pin down, but many of his films deal with the relationship between language, information and communication. His unusual images and editing, together with the voiceover, build associative thought-patterns that highlights questions such as the status of documentary work.

In connection with the exhibition of Nilsson’s films, we will also publish a text by the German philosopher Marcus Steinweg: NINE STATEMENTS ON REALITY, DOCUMENTATION, ART, PHILOSOPHY, POLITICS, CRITIQUE, EXPERIMENT AND SUBJECTIVITY.  For Eric M Nilsson. 

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Eric M Nilsson
Vad som helst – till synes…
1977, 68:00 min.

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Eric M Nilsson & Marita Gatte
Jag såg
2013, 57:00 min. 

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For a German version of the text click here

 

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Eric M Nilsson, b. in Brussels 1935, is a Swedish film maker. Nilsson has his education from the film school IDHEC in Paris. Eric M Nilsson was an early member of the Swedish Television documentary film editorial staff, and his many distinctive films from the 1960s onward have come to fascinate and challenge a wide audience. He has received multiple awards and honors for his films.

ABOUT THE WRITER

Marcus Steinweg, b. in Germany 1971, is a philosopher based in Berlin. He has worked extensively with the cross-fertilization of philosophy and art, collaborating with artists, including Thomas Hirschhorn and Rosemarie Trockel, curating and participating in exhibitions, editing journals and lecturing internationally. He is editor at The Journal Inaesthetics.