As the River Runs by Agnes Thor - Launch and signing
December 3, 2015
Join us for a signing of As the River Runs by Swedish photographer & artist Agnes Thor, published by Blackbook Publications. Drinks provided by Rekorderlig Cider.
The fields, the river, the garden. The river, the garden, the fields.
As an unspoken mantra, these were the places I was drawn to, and photographed, every time I came back home after my parents separated. I went out in the mornings, the evenings, the snow, the sun, re-exploring my childhood world. It was a process of grief, trying to grasp the last vague memories of what once were, and a way of creating a visual map based on those memories. Revisiting old hiding spots and places I played, walking the same routes and trails over and over.
The resulting work As the river runs, is a visual contemplation over the landscape that had made up my entire world, and despite being grownup, and free to do whatever I want, I subconsciously stayed within the limits of my childhood. My fear of certain places still echoed, and the strong respect for boundaries remained and limited my movements. I stayed close to home, physically and mentally.
Shot over eight years, it is also a story about time, the seasons passing, and a meditation over the Swedish landscape – once a world filled with adventures, myths and stories. Now just a garden, a river, and the fields.