SÖDRAKULL FRÖSAKULL

SÖDRAKULL FRÖSAKULL

Södrakull Frösakull is a conceptual photographic investigation of perception and representation. Mikael Olsson used two private houses by Swedish Modernist designer Bruno Mathsson and the belongings in them as a starting point to create something new. The Södrakull photographs focus on voyeurism and Frösakull on identity and history. The images shown here, and more, are included in an eponymous book published by Steidl Verlag. Courtesy Mikael Olsson/Galerie Nordenhake Berlin/Stockholm

FK04.2003

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FK03.2003 ©Mikael Olsson

FK03.2003 ©Mikael Olsson

FK05.2004 ©Mikael Olsson

FK05.2004 ©Mikael Olsson

FK01.2000 ©Mikael Olsson

FK01.2000 ©Mikael Olsson

FK09.2002 ©Mikael Olsson

FK09.2002 ©Mikael Olsson

FK09.2004 ©Mikael Olsson

FK09.2004 ©Mikael Olsson

FK15.2004 ©Mikael Olsson

FK15.2004 ©Mikael Olsson

 At Södrakull, the photographs were taken from the outside through half-drawn curtains. Olsson assumes the position of a voyeur, who doesn’t have access to the building, but is drawn towards the hidden to take a hasty glance. The pictures are more abstract than the images in the Frösakull series. In this sense they oppose the idea of a precise memory, while adding a personal dimension to the project, which is closely related to the act of perceiving. The photographs constitute an interplay of intimacy and distance, and a subjective approach to Mathsson’s legacy.  SK10.2002 ©Mikael Olsson

At Södrakull, the photographs were taken from the outside through half-drawn curtains. Olsson assumes the position of a voyeur, who doesn’t have access to the building, but is drawn towards the hidden to take a hasty glance. The pictures are more abstract than the images in the Frösakull series. In this sense they oppose the idea of a precise memory, while adding a personal dimension to the project, which is closely related to the act of perceiving. The photographs constitute an interplay of intimacy and distance, and a subjective approach to Mathsson’s legacy.

SK10.2002 ©Mikael Olsson

SK12.2002 ©Mikael Olsson

SK12.2002 ©Mikael Olsson

SK13.2002 ©Mikael Olsson

SK13.2002 ©Mikael Olsson

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