Eric Ahlström

Tillsammans, Ensamhet, Evighet (Vemod). 1.
2018
Unique Silver Gelatin Print
8 x 10’’

Tillsammans, Ensamhet, Evighet (Vemod)

I use deteriorating photographic archives as bridges between personal experience and personal memory and collective experience and collective memory. As the photographic object deteriorates, in a poetic sense, the photograph is set free when the burden of representation seizes. The question is what has the freed photograph become?

In Tillsammans, Ensamhet, Evighet (Vemod) word and image relate to and feed off each other.  As the viewer approaches the printed photograph it deteriorates and at point blank, the viewer is invited to listen to a poem in what probably is a foreign language.

In a Lacanian sense, the viewer’s invited to regress to a pre-linguistic existence where the image is free of representation and the word is free of semantics.

Tillsammans, Ensamhet, Evighet (Vemod). 2.
2018
Unique Silver Gelatin Print
8 x 10’’

Tillsammans, Ensamhet, Evighet (Vemod). 3.
2018
Unique Silver Gelatin Print
8 x 10’’