Björn Olsson


2004.07.06 – 2005.07.05

The film The Seconds consists of 365 still photographs transferred to 40min, 35mm colorfilm.  In the project, the light of 365 days of one year has been measured at one specific site in Pålsjö forest by means of an analogue still-photography camera. An exposure has been executed at exactly 6:30 p.m. during the period of one whole year. The Seconds contains both objective scientific investigation as well as subjective experience. Using a physical positioning of the body within nature an attempt was made to achieve a comprehensive view of the shifting transience of light as the earth revolves over a year.

Format: 40 min, 35 mm colorfilm, muted
(exhibition loop, HD)

Sekunderna, 2004 – 2007 from Björn Olsson on Vimeo.

Sekunderna, 2004-07-06
Sekunderna, 2004-07-06, 6:30 p.m. still image
Photo book 368 pages printed in 2007
Photo book
368 pages printed in 2007