Tuesday, May 15, 2018

The Search for Truth at BERG Contemporary

I have new work on view at BERG Contemporary in the exhibition The Search for Truth that opened last weekend.

In the new series of photographs I'm exploring the blurred limits of imagination and reality and how our memories tend to gradually come free of reality until something in our surroundings – an unexpected texture, a glimpse of something, or a sound – brings the past back to life. In such moments, the past takes over our body and everything becomes clear for a second, before it recedes again to rejoin the narrative of our own life.

The photographs do not merely convey information about the external reality but also mediate a poetic feeling for the world and our physical and mental experience of the passing of time. The search for truth is therefore about how we encounter reality and how this search, begun already in childhood, shapes our vision of the world and our experiences as embodied beings in a world of things and memories.

The exhibition is on view until August 3rd, for opening hours check: http://bergcontemporary.is

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