MapTractorCarl-BirgerThe Oak and the Milk Barrow


HD video, 12.36 min. Collaboration with David Andrén

The video portrays Carl-Birger Sveidqvist, a retired farmer who has lived in Vaksala / Gränby outside Uppsala, Sweden all his life. Carl-Birger has great knowledge of the area’s history and know every rock and tree. In the video, he talks about how the landscape has changed during his lifetime. Gränby / Vaksala is a region with strong contrasts. Gränby Centre is Uppsala’s largest shopping center and is located in what was previously farmland and cultural district, just a stone’s throw away from Vaksala Church, one of Uppsala’s oldest churches. The area is rich in ancient monuments and several rune stones has been found nearby. Now several major construction sites are planned in the area.

The Oak and the Milk Barrow is part of the Uppsala Municipality Art Collection.

Camera and editing: My Lindh and David Andrén
Special thanks to: Carl-Birger Sveidqvist
Made with support from: Uppsala Municipality