Recollections



Recollections of a place that I miss. From an island, that all I have left from are these black and white photographs.

Recollections is based on the desire to dive into a photograph, to return to the place and time the photographs were taken. I use a sharp metallic tool to scratch the surface of the photographs as I go through the different formations, all the surfaces which my eyes wander upon. I reach for the island and its ground in the photos, pursuing it as if I was still there, my feet against the rocks heated by the sun.




Tracing, 2018
162 x 132 cm
Engraving on a pigment print


The work is based on questions of longing, remembering and the nature of a photograph. The rocks that were captured in the photos have been and still are in my recollections, but at the same time they are no longer the same. They have become two-dimensional, black and white surfaces, blurred by noise. The rocks have become images.




Blinded by the white, 2019
270 x 180 cm
Engraving on a pigment print



When I scratch the surface of a photograph information is inevitably lost. The scratching leaves a white mark and the lines create a new image. An attempt to go inside a photograph will break the surface of it – it is destroyed by the pursui of a memory. I cannot control the memory nor the place with my gesture.

However, through this act I am more visible myself and no longer hide behind the photograph. I am present in a new way.

This is my attempt to belong somewhere – both in a work and in a place.






Staying here, 2019
162 x 132 cm
Engraving on pigment print




New grounds, 2019
Installation
Metall, glass, pigment grounds
41 x 41 x 90 cm



Outlining an Islet, 2019
30 x 36 cm
Engraving on a pigment print