Work

Hvor er jeg så *

You’re not to think you are anything special. You’re not to think you are smarter than we are. You’re not to think you are more important than we are.

- an excerpt from Jante's Law by Aksel Sandemose

Jante’s Law describes a pattern of group behavior towards certain individuals in Denmark: a sociological term that describes a negative attitude towards individuality and success. It refers to a doctrine that diminishes individual effort and places all emphasis on the community, denigrating those who try to stand out as individual achievers.

 

I explore ideas of control, intervention, censorship and identity. I create my work by altering what is precious, making permanent marks that transform the gelatin silver prints. I have to trust my instincts, my hands, and my eyes. I have to live with my mistakes. Living with my mistakes propels me forward.

 

*Where am I then

Hvor er jeg så - a handmade Artist book flip through

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