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På drift (Drifting)

In the 1840s, the photo pioneer Anna Atkins collected algae along the coasts of Great Britain. She photographed these with the then new cyanotype technique and her encyclopedia became the world's first photo book. 180 years later, Lennart Alves walked along the coasts of the North Atlantic and the Barents Sea. In his encyclopedia we do not meet the fruit of the sea but human fruits. Ghost nets here lends itself as models in his photographs, and the captivating cyanide blue envelops the objects that emerge like veils from obscurity. The works in the series Drifting are made of sailcloth, a product of the same realm as the ghost nets.

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