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The places I have left, have ceased to exist, like a dream gone astray

GREYSCALES

To revisit territories of childhood paradise can be nostalgic, blissful and sometimes melancholic. One day I found myself on a stony barren beach of a remote island. I had been invited to stay at Bergman’s writing cottage, as a resident artist to make a new body of work.

The title Greyscales alludes to the meeting between musical and photographic practice  — scales as in visual and musical tonality. The Swedish word “karg” or “avskalad” can be translated as “scaled” or “barren” as in a landscape. 

I was standing on the location where Bergman filmed Persona 50 years earlier. The shoreline had recently collapsed, creating a dramatic gorge. Directing local dancers and actors, I used this site to stage scenarios — human bodies in motion contrasted with a barren island landscape and the dramaturgy of these eroded cliffs, the ocean and the wind.

Greyscales is a multidisciplinary exhibition with a multi-channel video and sound installation, photographic prints, sound and sculpture. The installation has juxtaposed simultaneous projections, allowing an expanded narrative to develop.

A meeting in 3 acts

Greyscales will be shown at Bergman Center in connection to the Bergman week 2017 and there will also be a live component — a performance titled A meeting in 3 acts. In collaboration with costume designer, Marie Bergman and choreographer Joakim Stephenson we will create conversations between premiere dancers from the Swedish Royal Opera, local dancers and refugees about 3 aspects of humanity: home, identity and fear. The work is a meeting between dance, film and photography. 

Direction & Photography Florence Montmare

Costume & Set Design  Marie Bergman

Choreography  Joakim Stephenson

producer  sara sjöö, Saperi film

photographer Pierre Wilén

The Bergman Estate on Fårö

Ivy Brown Gallery, New York

 

Film på Gotland

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