To the Reader / Röda Sten Konsthall (SE)
To the Reader / Röda Sten Konsthall (SE)
To the Reader / Röda Sten Konsthall (SE)
To the Reader / Röda Sten Konsthall (SE)

Multi channel video installation

by Freya Sif Hestnes

Text: Elin Böttcher Hestnæs

Sound: Liis Ring

Translation: Ditte holm Bro


Gallery text:

In the multi-channel video installation To the Reader, an elderly woman’s response letter to the municipality is read by three children who are all in the process of learning to read and write. Through this reenactment, a rarely heard voice brings a poetic and disturbing clarity to a complex subject; a possibility to understand the silent struggle of an individual that is submitted to a system that lacks the capacity to listen. How do we navigate the complex terrain of seeking and providing care?


Nominated for Fokus Festival Award, Nikolaj Kunsthal 2018


Presented at:

Röda Sten Konsthall: Exam exibition from Valand Academy (SE), 2017

Centrum för fotografi: Flyktpunkt – New Swedish Photography (SE), 2017

Ishinomaki Film Festival (JP), July 2017

Fokus Festival 2018. Shown at Nikolaj Kunsthal, in the ruins underneath Christiansborg and at Cinemateket (DK)

Twochange, Stockholm (SE), 2018

Galleri Delfi: Another Landscape and Another Tongue, group exhibition (SE), 2018

Museum Ovartaci: Overgang, Århus (DK), 2018

Kristiansand Kunsthall: Avskygninger, Kristiansand (NO), 2018

Fotografisk Center: Ung dansk fotografi, Copenhagen (DK) 2018


To the Reader / Röda Sten Konsthall (SE)

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