Flying High, Longlist - Personal

Figure 4

Bertil Nilsson


Shot on 8mm on a visit to New York, Figure 4 incorporates my response to Emma's paintings through animation - directly scratching, smudging and piercing the film negative. It's the forth installment in Figures, an on-going series of portrait films.

Bertil Nilsson is a filmmaker, photographer and artist originally from Sweden. He often collaborates with dancers and circus artists, and draws inspiration from his fascination with technology and the wilderness. His film work has been commissioned by NOWNESS and the Barbican, and been featured on Vimeo Staff Picks and Boooooooom. He has published two books of photography and exhibited internationally.