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LUCIA


LUCIA

 

The “Lucia” group exhibition was held at Oslo’s Blomqvist Gallery in March 2017.

All the photographs in the exhibition dealt with the subjective perception of light. The exhibition featured contemporary artists who use photography as their primary medium.

The four framed photographs chosen for the exhibition were taken from my long-term project in Ukraine. They were displayed consecutively, each in a different frame deliberately chosen to create a specific rhythm. All motifs are linked to the line of the horizon that extends through all four photographs. The smallest work is displayed in the middle and has a clear geographical reference. The photo shows traces of life and divides the entire group into two segments: on the left a young, uncultivated tree landscape, on the right cultivated terrain shaped by heavy industry.

“Lucia” enjoyed large numbers of visitors and received several reviews.


March 21, 2017
 
 
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ERDE, WIND & FEUER


ERDE, WIND & FEUER

 

These images are just a selection from a long-term project reflecting events within my family’s history around the time of the Second World War. All images were taken in the Donetsk region of Ukraine using a large-format camera and the tricolour photographic technique. Turning black and white photographs into colour allows me to reflect on these historical events within the photographic reproduction process.

 Millions of people lost their lives in the Donetsk region in the early 19th century. In 1945, my grandfather died in a prison camp in the area together with several thousand other people from Upper Silesia. We do not know where he is buried and all that remains is a small diary written in tiny script, which I inherited from my father. Many images spring to mind when reading such a powerful document. The long and inhuman train journeys, the work in the coalmines, hunger and starvation, and the awful living conditions. His failed escape through the woods, after which he was sentenced to death by hard labour in an iron foundry. And, perhaps hardest of all, his longing to be reunited with his family.

These images are an attempt to capture a ghost that has been buried by the immense brutality of history and is still manifested in the conflicts of today.

The exhibition took place at Noplace in November 2014.


November 22, 2014