Helga Härenstam: Ylandet & Människan / Howling & Humans

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Some time ago, I came across a book entitled The Seasons, written in the 18th century by James Thomson. I have created the texts in this book by translating, deleting, adding, combining words and writing new ones, inspired by the poems I found. 

I started taking photographs inspired by these texts and looked for connections between the words and the things I saw in my time, in my life. I cruised between the fall of kings and gods, roaring floods, a beauty that may be stupid in the heart, drowning people, an I, a we, a conversation with a you, the memory of a first derailment, the small life going on, and the big one, the apocalypse, a rattling gaze that holds what you look at in the threads, a howling child, and a song. 

Helga Härenstam

71 color images • Editing and design: Helga Härenstam, Gösta Flemming • English language consultant: Maria Morris • Hard cover • 180 x 220 mm • 92 pages • Swedish/English • ISBN 978-91-87939-59-4 • 2021