In Annika von Hausswolff’s exhibition at Galleri Andréhn-Schiptjenko in Stockholm, the contemporary steps forth out of images from archives which, in the artist’s re-working, creates cracks, gaps and reflection. The self-mirroring aesthetic of the period here meets historical references and new pictures step out of the old ones. LOFT has had a look, and it set us thinking.
At Galleri Andréhn-Schiptjenko the photographer has taken this de-personalisation a step further by using images from archives and filtering the material through both universal and deeply personal parameters. The methods she has used include scanning of analogue photos and subsequently she digitally adapts them. As von Hausswolff has not taken any of the pictures in the exhibition herself, she has instead sought for tactility by enamelling them by way of screen printing. She re-examines the digital value in relation to a one-hundred-year-old process; the fading images expose ideologies which to a considerable extent have reproduced themselves in the contemporary fabrication of ideas.