This installation is organized around a historical photograph from circa 1877. It depicts a group—a family perhaps—of victims of a famine in North-east India under British colonial rule. Since I clipped it from a magazine I have kept this photograph hidden under my desk mat during my teenage years and still keep it as an example of images that cannot be looked at without profoundly affecting the viewer. How can we deal with images like this individually? What else can we do but abstract them, everyday, in order to live on?
Alle Tage Abstraktion, 2011
7 Water colors on paper, 96cm x 65cm
7 corresponding black/white digital prints 15cm x 15cm and 15cm x 12cm, stained wood