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Shadow Lessons
Per Christian Brown

Shadow Lessons, Per Christian BrownShadow Lessons
Per Christian Brown
Torpedo Press

Texts by Trond Borgen and Geir Haraldseth


84 pages
290 x 250 mm
ISBN 9788299780001


“The relationship between what we perceive as being real, and the fictional and imaginary is a recurrent theme in all my projects. By staging scenes and tableaux vivants using lighting, props, models etc., I try to capture and visualize an emotional and poetic substance referring to desire, longing, and the flickering imagery of dreams and reveries. By adopting a theatrical approach to the photographs, videos and installations, I wish to lend new, dramatic significance to what seem to be everyday situations, and a world of symbols and representations is revealed. The point of departure of all my photographic work is darkness, and the mysteries unleashed by the emotional force of the night. In my nocturnal park scenes, the pastoral merges with and reflects cultural phenomena of sexual interaction, transforming the landscape into a twisted Arcadian fantasy. Alluding to nature’s intrinsic strive, the echo of desire is what gives power to these pieces.In recent years, enclosed spaces and interiors have formed the bases of my tableaux. Inspired by an amalgam of references ad influenced by cinema and art history, I try to construct ambiguous narratives using models taking on different characters in staged settings.When we are confronted with images, a narrative process is sparked. This process involves subjective impressions and cultural conceptions, but also personal memories or the revival of fragents of things forgotten. It is in this dynamic interaction between the viewers perception and my story-telling that my pieces unfold.”
Per Christian Brown

About the Artist
Per Christian Brown (b.1976) is a photographer from Stavanger, Norway. He lives and works between Berlin, Oslo and Stavanger

About the Publisher
Torpedo Press was founded in 2005, as a non-profit Bookshop and Publisher devoted to the promotion and production of artists’ publications, art theory and critical readers. Torpedo organize discursive activities, exhibitions and events related to the process of publishing.
Torpedo is run by Elin Maria Olaussen, Karen Christine Tandberg and Kim Svensson.

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