& Nick Jordan
Heaven, Hell and Other Places, 2010
HD Video, 33 mins.
A documentary which explores the central themes of Emmanuel Swedenborg’s life and work, charting his journey from 18th century scientific genius to visonary, mystical savant - messiah to some, madman to others. Filmed on location in London and Stockholm, with special access to Swedenborg's summer house, garden and personal diaries, the film examines the influence Swedenborg's varied writings have had in the spheres of art, science, literature, mysticism and religion, presenting an introduction to the enigma regarded by Borges as 'the most interesting man in recorded history'.
& presented by Philip Makatrewicz