591 Exhibition - Markus Andersson
The photos I'm showing are part of the project Lágamál which is a personal reflection in the form of a visual poem. The title means approximately "The sayings of the low one" and the name is inspired by the Viking age poem "Hávamál – The sayings of the high one". Lágamál is an ongoing project and at the moment the poem consists of one verse and each verse consists of 40 pictures. - Markus Andersson
Markus Andersson is one of Sweden's most talented photographers. I am happy to have seen his progress for five years or so - and it is significant. Markus is an archaeologist by profession - as a photographer he seems to have transformed his knowledge of ancient cultures into a passionate search for the signs of our times. He has commited himself to listen to the sayings of the low one's. It is a beautiful and important mission. In a time dominated by the high one's vision of the world and our communities - isn't it about time to change that perspective?
Markus has hand-printed the first verse as Polymer Photogravure's - they are bound into a book. The book was exhibited at Frölunda Kulturhus, Gothenburg, as a part of the exhibition Exit/Enter. Markus is planning to make a traditional offset-printed edition as soon as he is ready with the second verse. The book needs funding and Markus is looking for a solution.Markus Andersson
Lives in: Mölndal, Sweden
Latest exhibition: At Fotokompaniet in Gothenburg together with Anders Blomqvist and Fredrik Skott
Coming, planned exhibition: Karlskoga konsthall, early 2011
Inspiration (photographers): Josef Koudelka, Gunnar Smoliansky,
Inspiration (other): Music (the Mountain Goats, Leonard Cohen…and so on…), Poetry (Fredrik Nyberg, Tomas Tranströmer…) walking around
Film, digital or both: Film for my personal work and digital for the wallet.
A favourite photograph: Probably a different one every day