Susanna Majuri: Sense of Water

02.11.2019 - 08.12.2019

Vernissage Fri 1 Sept at 5pm

 

To Dream

 

I wait for you

in the water

 

roll silvery stones between

blue fingers

watch my face defy time in

the wave

 

come and lie beside me

stroke my body like in old times

 

I am the white lily and the rose

I wait for you

in the water

 

Vigdís Grimsdóttir, translated by Kári Tulinius

 

 

Susanna Majuri approaches autobiographical themes with the use of photographic storytelling. Her way of working is diary-like and cinematic. Words inspire Majuri to create images and with her photography she creates fictive narratives about relationships and life, falling in love, being in love and losing someone or something. She offers the viewer stories of hope and joy and of light and water that can support one. Water is an element that is repeated trough out her series of works. At times it reveals and at times hides suppressed feelings. Majuri photographs trough the surface of water as if she was painting. Water holds up the photographed and makes them one with their surroundings.

“I see nature as the stage for the stories in my images. Landscapes have a nostalgic allure to me. I am still looking for my roots. I am following the water. Sometimes there is just a sprinkle of it in sight. Water is a trail and a feeling of home. It is our beginning. Nature is unique. Ancient beaches, river valleys, erratick blocks, rivers, waterfalls, springs. Waters streaming to the ground from the deeps. And other waters. Countless ice ages have formed the landscape and made it the way it is. It makes one ask what was it like before us and how will it look after we are no more. Nature might change but the stories are repeated trough different times.”

 

More about the artist: susannamajuri.com

Heino Art Foundation/ Susanna Majuri: Sense of Water

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