THE SOCIETY

  1. THE GUN
  2. THE GAP
  3. BABY
  4. ELEPHANT
  5. FATHER
  6. THE CONDUCTOR
  7. FIRE
  8. NEW YORK
  9. 2500 DREAMS EXPLAINED
  10. TELEVISION
  11. GRANDMOTHER
  12. THE KISS
  13. JESUS
  14. THE DOG
  15. I`M LOST WITHOUT YOU
  16. TEETH

 

The title of the work draws its inspiration from an actual place. I have been looking for, and constructing, environments, scenes and events that are based on memories from the small community where I grew up. This place has got a name, but usually it is simply referred to as ”the society”. I see the work as a puzzle of pictures that deals with the borders between the documentary and the staged, the real and the unreal, the past and the present. It is also a story about a rural area that is becoming increasingly abandoned.

 

Documentation from the work ”The society” exhibited at Göteborgs Konsthall (Click to enlarge):

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Documentation from the work ”The society” exhibited at Seoul International Photography festival
(Click to enlarge):

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The work has also been exhibited at:

Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki:
http://www.hiap.fi/event/artist-talk-helga-h%C3%A4renstam

Centre de Photographie de Lectoure: http://www.centre-photo-lectoure.fr/pages_chem07/chem07_harenstam.html

Finnish museum of photography, Helsinki: http://www.valokuvataiteenmuseo.fi/en/component/content/article/39/10237

Hasselblad center, ”From the collections”, Gothenburg

Centrum för fotografi and Karlskrona Konsthall: http://www.dn.se/arkiv/kultur/stark-svensk-fotokonst-unga-fotografer-gestaltar-minnen