1. Production year 2012. Virtual company Pretto film. Electronica from Studio Monolith. Length 6 mins.

    Earth is rising. Bells are ringing out for lost souls. Time as we know it does not exist.

    Bo G. (b. 1959 in Stockholm, Sweden) is a filmmaker working in video, sound and photography and he is primarily concerned with questions about time, identity and the secret language of buildings.

    Since 1991 he work as a civil servant (as Deputy Chief County Heritage Advisor) at a County Administrative Board 100 kilometers south of Stockholm. His daytime work involves different aspects of restorations of old buildings such as manor houses, churches, listed buildings et cetera.

    Contact
    mobile +046 (0)706922942
    bo.svensson@prettofilm.se
    prettofilm.se

    QUOTES (of importance for the works)

    The best milieu for me is one where it is almost entirely impossible to photograph, where you kind of have to make something out of nothing.
    G u n n a r S m o l i a n s k y

    Kafka’s house in Prag 2007 (a painting).
    R o j F r i b e r g

    In viewing avant-garde film it is most helpful to suspend questions like – where are we going – how it is going to end – and, instead perceive the fundamental experience of the film itself.

    The first cut triggers ideas […] and lets you see what actually happens between two shots.
    G u n v o r N e l s o n

    PHOTOGRAPHY

    Five different themes occupies him at the moment.

    I. Linked - a serie of portraits

    II. Of Houses and Men - about the very close link between man and buildings

    III: Libros - about books and the idea of the book itself; texture, paper, words, binding

    IV. In Search of Godot

    V. The Secret Language of Buildings

    SHORT FILMS - VIDEO ART

    2013
    Acid Rain (5 minutes)
    The Nocturnal Soundscape Of The Nightingale Forebodes Yet Another Dawn (22 minutes)
    Dialogue For Two Apparatus (pre-production)
    Pickup | Tracks (pre-production)

    2012
    Time Bells (6 minutes)

    2011
    Omärkligt skiftar vardagen ansikte (8 minutes)
    (English title: Imperceptibly Shifts Everyday Life its Face)
    Falling (9 minutes)

    2010
    Did You See That Bird? (10 minutes)
    Nature Through Urban Life (6 minutes)
    Travel Mindscape Triptych (14 minutes)

    2009
    Stockholm | London Noise (3 minutes)
    Watchtower (7 minutes)
    Man ? Nature (compilation of Water and Urban People) (12 minutes)
    Embraced by Time – Remember Us (8 minutes)

    2008
    Urban People (3 inutes)
    Water (6 minutes)
    Urban Etude (3 minutes)
    One Way Elevator (3 minutes)

    2007
    Vogler’s Dream (1 minute)

    SCREENINGS

    On the Internet: Pretto film's homepage, Shooting People, The Official Pretto film Channel at YouTube

    Art Television, on the internet and cable, (Paris) - several films (2009-)

    Salon des Refusés - Stockholm, Djurgården, July 1 - October 2 2011. Travel Mindscape Triptych (2010), 14 mins, video

    Video artist Anders Weberg - contributed with filmed material for a mobile film, Exposed. Screened in Island 2011, now on Vimeo

    Roxy Bar in London - Stockholm | London Noise (2009), 3 mins

    SVT Kobra - Swedish Television's homepage for the programme KOBRA, Vogler's Dream (2007), 1 min

    BOOKS

    Point of View. Photographs -7 July 2011 (2011)
    Large, hard cover, 48 pages, in english. 45 photographs in colour and b/w.

    Pretto film's 2007 - 2011 (2011)
    Large, hard cover, 32 pages, in english. Eleven short films presented in text and stills from the films plus a bonus DVD - Stockholm | London Noise.

    Älskade Stockholm (2011), hard cover, 191 pages, participated with two photographs. (c) Photohome AB.

    Älskade Stockholm (2012), hard cover, 192 pages, participated with one photograph. (c) Photohome AB.

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  2. Production year 2011. Length 8 minutes.

    Eight minutes of everyday life; a room where nothing seems to happen, a cat, a fly. But one sound tell us different.

    Bo G. (b. 1959 in Stockholm, Sweden) is a filmmaker working in video, sound and photography and he is primarily concerned with questions about time, identity and the secret language of buildings.

    Since 1991 he work as a civil servant (as Deputy Chief County Heritage Advisor) at a County Administrative Board 100 kilometers south of Stockholm. His daytime work involves different aspects of restorations of old buildings such as manor houses, churches, listed buildings et cetera.

    Contact
    mobile +046 (0)706922942
    bo.svensson@prettofilm.se
    prettofilm.se

    QUOTES (of importance for the works)

    The best milieu for me is one where it is almost entirely impossible to photograph, where you kind of have to make something out of nothing.
    G u n n a r S m o l i a n s k y

    Kafka’s house in Prag 2007 (a painting).
    R o j F r i b e r g

    In viewing avant-garde film it is most helpful to suspend questions like – where are we going – how it is going to end – and, instead perceive the fundamental experience of the film itself.

    The first cut triggers ideas […] and lets you see what actually happens between two shots.
    G u n v o r N e l s o n

    PHOTOGRAPHY

    Five different themes occupies him at the moment.

    I. Linked - a serie of portraits

    II. Of Houses and Men - about the very close link between man and buildings

    III: Libros - about books and the idea of the book itself; texture, paper, words, binding

    IV. In Search of Godot

    V. The Secret Language of Buildings

    SHORT FILMS - VIDEO ART

    2013
    Acid Rain (5 minutes)
    The Nocturnal Soundscape Of The Nightingale Forebodes Yet Another Dawn (22 minutes)
    Dialogue For Two Apparatus (pre-production)
    Pickup | Tracks (pre-production)

    2012
    Time Bells (6 minutes)

    2011
    Omärkligt skiftar vardagen ansikte (8 minutes)
    (English title: Imperceptibly Shifts Everyday Life its Face)
    Falling (9 minutes)

    2010
    Did You See That Bird? (10 minutes)
    Nature Through Urban Life (6 minutes)
    Travel Mindscape Triptych (14 minutes)

    2009
    Stockholm | London Noise (3 minutes)
    Watchtower (7 minutes)
    Man ? Nature (compilation of Water and Urban People) (12 minutes)
    Embraced by Time – Remember Us (8 minutes)

    2008
    Urban People (3 inutes)
    Water (6 minutes)
    Urban Etude (3 minutes)
    One Way Elevator (3 minutes)

    2007
    Vogler’s Dream (1 minute)

    SCREENINGS

    On the Internet: Pretto film's homepage, Shooting People, The Official Pretto film Channel at YouTube

    Art Television, on the internet and cable, (Paris) - several films (2009-)

    Salon des Refusés - Stockholm, Djurgården, July 1 - October 2 2011. Travel Mindscape Triptych (2010), 14 mins, video

    Video artist Anders Weberg - contributed with filmed material for a mobile film, Exposed. Screened in Island 2011, now on Vimeo

    Roxy Bar in London - Stockholm | London Noise (2009), 3 mins

    SVT Kobra - Swedish Television's homepage for the programme KOBRA, Vogler's Dream (2007), 1 min

    BOOKS

    Point of View. Photographs -7 July 2011 (2011)
    Large, hard cover, 48 pages, in english. 45 photographs in colour and b/w.

    Pretto film's 2007 - 2011 (2011)
    Large, hard cover, 32 pages, in english. Eleven short films presented in text and stills from the films plus a bonus DVD - Stockholm | London Noise.

    Älskade Stockholm (2011), hard cover, 191 pages, participated with two photographs. (c) Photohome AB.

    Älskade Stockholm (2012), hard cover, 192 pages, participated with one photograph. (c) Photohome AB.

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  3. This short film from Pretto film deals with tracks of time and memories and our deepest wish to be remembered by those who will survive us. The structure and the mood in the film is closely connected to the music by Michael Nyman and one of the soundtracks from The Piano, directed by Jane Campion in 1993, The Embrace/Lost and Found and also my contribution to The Michael Nyman Competition, aug. 2009.

    In my daytime profession I work with questions regarding to the cultural heritage in Sweden at a County Administrative Board, one hundred kilometers south of Stockholm. Our mission is to save and restore old buildings and monuments - and protect some of them in eternity by law.

    In Embraced by Time we see places and objects embraced by time; the nature itself, the blue sky as it has been for millions of years, pieces of old wood and objects of concrete with lots of lichens on the surface. In the space between showing old photographs, the camera is searching amongst semi old columns in a strange garden. For the second time we see some of the old photographs - and some never seen before. The last two video sequences lead over to the time near present.

    Along with the music, Embraced by Time, maybe, gives the impression of a nostalgic state of mind. My point is that there are two main kinds of nostalgia: a good one and a bad one. It is necessary to reflect over the past. As humans we are living in the past, in the present and in the future - all at the same time. But we can never go back. Then we will be 'lost in a lost world'. But bear in mind: time and memory is the same thing, so please: Remember Us.

    Bo G. (b. 1959 in Stockholm, Sweden) is a filmmaker working in video, sound and photography and he is primarily concerned with questions about time, identity and the secret language of buildings.

    Since 1991 he work as a civil servant (as Deputy Chief County Heritage Advisor) at a County Administrative Board 100 kilometers south of Stockholm. His daytime work involves different aspects of restorations of old buildings such as manor houses, churches, listed buildings et cetera.

    Contact
    mobile +046 (0)706922942
    bo.svensson@prettofilm.se
    prettofilm.se

    QUOTES (of importance for the works)

    The best milieu for me is one where it is almost entirely impossible to photograph, where you kind of have to make something out of nothing.
    G u n n a r S m o l i a n s k y

    Kafka’s house in Prag 2007 (a painting).
    R o j F r i b e r g

    In viewing avant-garde film it is most helpful to suspend questions like – where are we going – how it is going to end – and, instead perceive the fundamental experience of the film itself.

    The first cut triggers ideas […] and lets you see what actually happens between two shots.
    G u n v o r N e l s o n

    PHOTOGRAPHY

    Five different themes occupies him at the moment.

    I. Linked - a serie of portraits

    II. Of Houses and Men - about the very close link between man and buildings

    III: Libros - about books and the idea of the book itself; texture, paper, words, binding

    IV. In Search of Godot

    V. The Secret Language of Buildings

    SHORT FILMS - VIDEO ART

    2013
    Acid Rain (5 minutes)
    The Nocturnal Soundscape Of The Nightingale Forebodes Yet Another Dawn (22 minutes)
    Dialogue For Two Apparatus (pre-production)
    Pickup | Tracks (pre-production)

    2012
    Time Bells (6 minutes)

    2011
    Omärkligt skiftar vardagen ansikte (8 minutes)
    (English title: Imperceptibly Shifts Everyday Life its Face)
    Falling (9 minutes)

    2010
    Did You See That Bird? (10 minutes)
    Nature Through Urban Life (6 minutes)
    Travel Mindscape Triptych (14 minutes)

    2009
    Stockholm | London Noise (3 minutes)
    Watchtower (7 minutes)
    Man ? Nature (compilation of Water and Urban People) (12 minutes)
    Embraced by Time – Remember Us (8 minutes)

    2008
    Urban People (3 inutes)
    Water (6 minutes)
    Urban Etude (3 minutes)
    One Way Elevator (3 minutes)

    2007
    Vogler’s Dream (1 minute)

    SCREENINGS

    On the Internet: Pretto film's homepage, Shooting People, The Official Pretto film Channel at YouTube

    Art Television, on the internet and cable, (Paris) - several films (2009-)

    Salon des Refusés - Stockholm, Djurgården, July 1 - October 2 2011. Travel Mindscape Triptych (2010), 14 mins, video

    Video artist Anders Weberg - contributed with filmed material for a mobile film, Exposed. Screened in Island 2011, now on Vimeo

    Roxy Bar in London - Stockholm | London Noise (2009), 3 mins

    SVT Kobra - Swedish Television's homepage for the programme KOBRA, Vogler's Dream (2007), 1 min

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  4. A film produced for Quickflick London in november 2009. Two cities - and fragmental noise from people (living or dead), buildings and places transformed to electronica.

    This film has been screened at Roxy Bar in London 2009.

    Bo G. (b. 1959 in Stockholm, Sweden) is a filmmaker working in video, sound and photography and he is primarily concerned with questions about time, identity and the secret language of buildings.

    Since 1991 he work as a civil servant (as Deputy Chief County Heritage Advisor) at a County Administrative Board 100 kilometers south of Stockholm. His daytime work involves different aspects of restorations of old buildings such as manor houses, churches, listed buildings et cetera.

    Contact
    mobile +046 (0)706922942
    bo.svensson@prettofilm.se
    prettofilm.se

    QUOTES (of importance for the works)

    The best milieu for me is one where it is almost entirely impossible to photograph, where you kind of have to make something out of nothing.
    G u n n a r S m o l i a n s k y

    Kafka’s house in Prag 2007 (a painting).
    R o j F r i b e r g

    In viewing avant-garde film it is most helpful to suspend questions like – where are we going – how it is going to end – and, instead perceive the fundamental experience of the film itself.

    The first cut triggers ideas […] and lets you see what actually happens between two shots.
    G u n v o r N e l s o n

    PHOTOGRAPHY

    Five different themes occupies him at the moment.

    I. Linked - a serie of portraits

    II. Of Houses and Men - about the very close link between man and buildings

    III: Libros - about books and the idea of the book itself; texture, paper, words, binding

    IV. In Search of Godot

    V. The Secret Language of Buildings

    SHORT FILMS - VIDEO ART

    2013
    Acid Rain (5 minutes)
    The Nocturnal Soundscape Of The Nightingale Forebodes Yet Another Dawn (22 minutes)
    Dialogue For Two Apparatus (pre-production)
    Pickup | Tracks (pre-production)

    2012
    Time Bells (6 minutes)

    2011
    Omärkligt skiftar vardagen ansikte (8 minutes)
    (English title: Imperceptibly Shifts Everyday Life its Face)
    Falling (9 minutes)

    2010
    Did You See That Bird? (10 minutes)
    Nature Through Urban Life (6 minutes)
    Travel Mindscape Triptych (14 minutes)

    2009
    Stockholm | London Noise (3 minutes)
    Watchtower (7 minutes)
    Man ? Nature (compilation of Water and Urban People) (12 minutes)
    Embraced by Time – Remember Us (8 minutes)

    2008
    Urban People (3 inutes)
    Water (6 minutes)
    Urban Etude (3 minutes)
    One Way Elevator (3 minutes)

    2007
    Vogler’s Dream (1 minute)

    SCREENINGS

    On the Internet: Pretto film's homepage, Shooting People, The Official Pretto film Channel at YouTube

    Art Television, on the internet and cable, (Paris) - several films (2009-)

    Salon des Refusés - Stockholm, Djurgården, July 1 - October 2 2011. Travel Mindscape Triptych (2010), 14 mins, video

    Video artist Anders Weberg - contributed with filmed material for a mobile film, Exposed. Screened in Island 2011, now on Vimeo

    Roxy Bar in London - Stockholm | London Noise (2009), 3 mins

    SVT Kobra - Swedish Television's homepage for the programme KOBRA, Vogler's Dream (2007), 1 min

    BOOKS

    Point of View. Photographs -7 July 2011 (2011)
    Large, hard cover, 48 pages, in english. 45 photographs in colour and b/w.

    Pretto film's 2007 - 2011 (2011)
    Large, hard cover, 32 pages, in english. Eleven short films presented in text and stills from the films plus a bonus DVD - Stockholm | London Noise.

    Älskade Stockholm (2011), hard cover, 191 pages, participated with two photographs. (c) Photohome AB.

    Älskade Stockholm (2012), hard cover, 192 pages, participated with one photograph. (c) Photohome AB.

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  5. This is a pilot about the radio ikon here in Sweden called Kjell Alinge. the creator of the world famous radio program called Eldorado, that has been on the air for over 30 years.

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