Interview with artist and photographer Florence Montmare by Maria Molin
New York-based artist Florence Montmare's exhibition Scenes from an Island will premiere during the Bergman Week at the Bergman Center until the end of September. Fårö is also the place where the work was created. The exhibition is a tribute to the barren landscape. Time, transience, memories, longing and searching for a home are some of the themes.
In search for spring, we took to the beach one stormy winter day across from Block Island.
Growing up, I felt torn between cultures: Sweden; my father's homeland of Greece; and Austria (where I was born), and often asked myself where home was. Before my father passed away, he said to me, “One day you will realize where you belong, and you will go home.”Read More
When I was little I fantasized about running away with the circus. Instead I became a photographer and dove into the fascinating world of fakirs, contortionists and aerialists. Then I married a clown. One day he was offered the lead role of the Cirque du Soleil show in the mangroves in Mayan Riviera.Read More