To the Reader (2017)
Til Læseren
Multi channel video installation

Röda Sten Konsthall (SE)

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 sometimes 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

Text: Elin Böttcher Hestnæs
Sound: Liis Ring
Translation: Ditte Holm Bro

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

Video link upon request

Installation view, Röda Sten Konsthall: