Born in Sweden. Lives and works in Mariannelund, Sweden
© Ylva Floreman
Ylva Floreman, “Vem bryr sig!” (Who Cares!) (film still), 2004. © Ylva Floreman
Ylva Floreman has been working as a journalist, filmmaker, director, and writer for nearly thirty years, mainly as a freelancer. She has produced short films and documentaries as well as radio, written books and an unknown number of articles, photographed and done graphic design. Although Ylva attended the Swedish School of Journalism and took a number of film classes at Dramatiska Institutet (University College of Film, Radio, Television and Theatre) in Stockholm, Sweden, she sees herself as a self-taught person. This self-perception stems from the fact that Ylva from the very beginning has chosen to find her own method of working: to live in the reality she chooses to portray, whenever possible. For instance, she has lived with Sami people, stayed in a plastic factory in Yugoslavia, followed young Nazis for a year, etc. Ylva wants to feel the reality on her own skin and she believes that something happens to our way of understanding and ability to depict, if not only the mind but also the body, with all its senses, join in. What drives her is the vulnerability of the individual in society. Her articles and film work circle around outspoken and unspoken prejudices. She wants her audiences/readers to become co-actors and not just passive recipients. In addition to her work in the media sector, Ylva has also worked as a campaign secretary, a youth culture project manager, benefit fundraiser, and teacher in writing, film, and reportage. And more.
Contribution: Participates in Station 3: The Movie Theater East of Eden, Aarhus, with “Vem bryr sig!” (Who Cares!), Sweden 2000. Beta-Sp (color), 58 min. Courtesy of the artist. The film is screened on Wednesday, September 29, 2004, from 7 – 10 pm and includes a talk by Ylva Floreman.