Moment: Lens-based Media Evidence and Aesthetics in Sweden, 1939–1969
Moment is a multi-disciplinary research project about lens-based media cultures in Sweden between 1939 and 1969. The point of departure for the project is two central aspects of film and photography: evidence and aesthetics. It deals with our conception of lens-based media’s unique capacity to capture reality, which has pervaded the use of film and photography as well as their aesthetic ideals and expressions. This period of time – from the onset of World War Two through the year after the student uprising – coincides with the establishment of the Swedish welfare state, which largely determines the project’s direction and the examples included.