|NORTHERN PARTS OF NORWAY: I exhibited a body of work in Trondheim called «Displacements and Beginnings». The exhibition was a collection of images from different places in Nordland County, all of which were thematically independent of each other. All pictures were taken during my work period in Bodø, Norway. I worked as a producer for Art in Nordland – Artistic Interruptions and Artscape Nordland, which is two large internationale contemporary art projects in the north of Norway.
"I believe we go through certain crises, some internal struggles, where we have to shift gear and be honest with ourselves. We need something to hold on to." Quote Just Loomis.
DISPLACEMENTS AND BEGINNINGS represented a cross-road for me. A beginning, hence the title, of a more story telling aspect of photography. The pictures are not manipulated or staged. The motives are derived from quite different venues, and bound together -not thematic, but by personal experience. They are the result of an artist's curiosity, an honest attempt to show here and now, I am concerned about this. A kind of status report that reflects a search for who you want to be and what do you think about. The photographs show motives that most people pass by and do not notice.
This body of work told different stories. They were fragments, glimpses of tales that could be intertwined to create a greater unity; like films where several storylines take place at the same time. Some pictures displayed little and seemingly unimportant props that were recognizable to the spectators from own daily life; an invitation to include personal experiences whilst studying the picture. Others were unpredictable, mystical and a bit haunting with ambiguous stories. Others again remained untold and forced the audience to make up their own tales that could lead them in many different directions.