This body of works deals with several aspects of the photographic process and our perception. Inspired by the mysterious island of Halsnøy with its monastery (where I stayed for two months in 2012 as artist-in-residence) the images keep and reveal the secret of seeing and knowledge.
While the series „Cloudscapes“ shows the world seen with the „eyes“ of the (analogue) camera, upside down and negative, the photo in the developing tray generates itself again and again. This illusive moment of photography appears also on the backside of some historical portraits found in the archive of the Sunnhordland Museum. Here the photographic material becomes autonomous and tells us now its own story. In contrast the content of the turned books in the library is kept secret.
Everything is always a question of perception… even the size of an island.