Like, what do you sing to your children?

Four people on an island shut themselves inside a car during a rain storm. They are workshop participants and should be filming, but give up as the rain starts pouring. Instead, a collective process starts to take place. A drawing, a camera, two mics. A story is being constructed and documented at the same time.

The film moves between layers of inside and outside, of individual and collective, and of self consciousness and unawareness.

The telling of the story takes place in the in-betweens of sound and image, of image and place, and of teller and observer.

  • Annika Bergström
  • Stockholms Dramatiska Högskola
  • Daniel Peltz, Lukas Eisenhauer, Simon Carlgren, Annika Bergström
  • Agnieszka Lewalski
    Sound design
  • Jan Alvemark
    Sound mix
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Documentary, Experimental, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 43 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 5, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 EUR
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  • Stockholms Dramatiska Högskola, Master exposition 2017
    January 11, 2017
    only invited guests
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  • Annika Bergström
Director Biography - Annika Bergström

Annika Bergström is a swedish artist based in Stockholm, working with drawings, animation and video. After a long career in commercial animation she decided to become an artist, and recently got an MFA from Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts, master programme of Film and Media. Her work is investigative and playful, often balancing the border between animation and video. The sketching practice is present in everything, if not always by pencil.

Annikas interest is in the fine nuances of human beings, the expressing or withholding, that which comes into light in conversation and interplay. This interest has made her experiment with trying to capture the natural conversations of human beings for many years, and in 2008 she was awarded the Birgitta Jansson memorial grant, in memorian of the swedish animator who made animated films to the sounds of reality. Annika investigates borders between inside and outside in many of her works, as well as between individual and collective.

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Director Statement

This is, as many of my works, an attempt to take something small and make it meaningful. It is about locating and displaying the little things that make us human, through editing a recorded dialogue, and at the same time making the intrinsic meaning of the artistic process part of the work.

The material was spontaneously recorded during a mutual wait on an island (Fårö), in a car, during a rainstorm. The positive feeling of being inside a car in the rain was a common experience to take off from, and we started by recording that very recognizable sound.

My work with the material (the film was for a long time called The Fårö Material) became about carefully identifying and keeping the parts of the dialogue that could illustrate the dynamic in the car, and caring less about the technical quality. The recorded material initially was just sound, recorded on the inside and outside of the car at the same time using two mics in different channels, but since we were using a camera as a recorder, there was also random images, like by-products. This made me interested in the balance between image and sound, and in investigating how they could relate to the concepts of inside and outside.