Gunvor Nelson

Gunvor Nelson – Light years (1986)

LIGHT YEARS is a collage film and a journey through the Swedish landscape, traversing stellar distances in units of 5878 trillion miles. It is a film acutely in the present reflecting our temporal existence … continuous and imperfect.

“LIGHT YEARS continues to develop the concerns and techniques begun in her earlier film FRAME LINE. In LIGHT YEARS Nelson blends collage animation with highly textured live-action material to create a haunting evocation of her displacement from her native Swedish culture. Particularly striking is her use of wet ink on glass to create a constantly shifting image of a path leading to a house. With these passages of the house and moving images of the Swedish landscape as threads, LIGHT YEARS becomes a tapestry of change as experienced through constant motion. It is a personal reflection on the filmmaker’s memories of her past. Read More »