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Morten Torgersrud

FOG, Morten Torgersrud

FOG, Morten TorgersrudFOG
Morten Torgersrud
Cornerkiosk press


32 pages
226 x 320 mm
ISBN 9788293537007


FOG is comprised of a body of photographic work where two series of pictures are presented adjacent to each other. On the one hand, there is a series of images of grouped volumetric shapes scattered throughout a landscape. These concrete blocks share the same size and shape – some painted in camouflage patterns which seem to have faded. The location and the distance between them suggest an initial intent, structure or logic. On the other hand, a series of pictures depicting objects with varying shapes and degrees of readability. They too, are shaped objects, but they share the ability to manifest shape themselves. As tools, they hold a potential in the sense that they can contain or process materials and create essence through their own form or utility. Combined, these objects raise questions to which the rather fruitless concrete slabs cannot provide answers to. The distance between what is depicted in the pictures oppose a clarity of reading, while opening the work up to the unforeseen.

About the Artist
Morten Torgersrud (b. 1972, Trondheim) is a Norwegian artist working in Kirkenes, Norway. His interests lie in the relation between photography and space/place/landscape, what one could call the geographic logic of photography. His work considers ontological and conceptual aspects of photography and space in relation to political-economic configurations of the northern geography in particular. He is interested in both historical and contemporary references.

About the Publisher
Cornerkiosk press focus on low cost, limited edition printed matter by emerging artists for converging worldwide distribution.

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