• Short
  • 2014
  • 15 Minutes
  • Sweden

Desolate landscapes are the protagonists. Sound fragments dictate the direction. The drama could begin at any moment. During his travels through America’s West, filmmaker John Skoog discovered a new country. In SHADOWLAND, one view of a Californian landscape chases another. Slowly, almost imperceptibly, the landscapes flow into each another. Deserts become forests become water, the street from a car, the river from a boat. Shot on 16mm and in black and white, the montage induces an analogy that recalls the photographs of Ansel Adams and Alfred Stieglitz. SHADOWLAND is a sensual experimental arrangement in which the shift of perceived understanding occurs on a visual and auditory plane.

Director: John Skoog



John Skoog

John Skoog Born in Malmö, Sweden in 1985, he graduated from the Städelschule, Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Kunst in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

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