To Whom It May
This is a letter of introduction for Mr.
Sjolander, Swedish artist and administrator. Mr. Sjolander is an important
and influential personality in the Swedish and European art communities, having
been active as an artist since the mid ninteen fifties.
He instigated the establishment of the
Video-Nu Video Centrum in Stockholm, an unique artist run co-operative designed
to facilitate and distribute artists video.
Being among the first artists to utilise
new media as video, Mr. Sjolander is well placed to give lectures and workshops
on this subject at all levels.
I personally came to know Mr. Sjolander
when I was visiting the Video-Nu centre as Artist-In-Residence during 1986, and
I found him warm, helpful and efficient in his roles of Director at the centre
and as a host.
I believe that a visit by Mr. Sjolander
to Australia would be of considerable benefit to artists there, wheter active in
video or other media. For this reason I feel that support should be given to his
visit through the facilitating of lectures and workshops in art schools, art
spaces and similar institutions.
I hope that you can find the time to give
M. Sjolanders project the serious consideration it deserves and perhaps
help him in some way with this undertaking.
Australian Artist, in Europe
Simon Biggs - 2001
(Professor at Sheffield Hallam University)