Grandfatherís Last Breath, five photographs, 70 x 100 cm, Galleri Peep, Malmö, 2001
The Invocation Works, experiments with photography, place and time, 2001-2003.
A Polaroid camera was used for several of the pieces. "The white minutes", i.e. the time it takes for a photo to develop, decided the circumference of a place or the duration of a piece. The white minutes delay the experience of the room or the place which were used in films or performances in these works. In addition to the Polaroid camera, a tourist camera and a large format camera were used. In all works, there was an invocation of time and place, of what is now.
Invocation IV, film, 40 min, shown at Fotografi i Fokus 2003.
A photograph is born out of fire. My hand takes the photo from the flames and puts it in the sand. It fades until it is completely white. The hand picks up the white image and you can hear a clicking sound (itís the Polaroid camera taking a photo). The seagulls screech backwards, though itís hard to hear. The fire burns backwards, though itís hard to see. The pictures of the place around the fire are born, fade and disappear. It grows lighter. The direct physical experience of Polaroids and the wait for a photo to appear is magical during those few minutes. Then you stand with a small imprint of the world on a piece of paper. I want to recall these minutes by filming the process. And only on film can you make time go backwards. Film, 40 min.
Photograph of the bottom of my great grandmotherís coffee pot, one of three black-and-white photographs, 100 x 120 cm, Galleri Peep, Malmö, 2001.
The Door, Sankt Petri church, 2003
The Door was performed outside Sankt Petri church with a Polaroid camera. At different times of the day and night, I took photos of the church door and gave the white, undeveloped photos to passers-by. When the image appeared a few minutes later, the people were in a different location in Malmö.
Photo performance at the Konsthallen, Malmö, 2002.
A trio consisting of cello, transverse flute and grand piano performed music by Fredrik Persson. A video projector stood at the back of the room. This was connected to a video camera, and the images were projected onto a screen behind the musicians. The video camera was placed slight off-centre from the musicians, and pointed towards a wall. When the audience started coming in, I took a picture with my Polaroid. I put the photo on the wall in front of the video camera, and the white image appeared on the screen. Slowly, the image was started to develop, and I continued to take pictures of the situation and paste the photos up one by one. The audience saw every moment appear with the music. There was a distinct delay in the experience of the place, both directly and as photograph, something which the music counteracted through its ability to create its own time and space. Photo performance, 10 min,Flexaton - and image, at the Konsthallen, Malmö, 2002.