An imposter talking loudly.
”Using the archive as backdrop and structure (a soundbox), the self, the language and memory is examined in the work ’MemoryPalace’.
Our memories slide and the sorting of information creates a oscillating movement between past and present. A constant rewriting and overwriting, using material derived from itself.
The photographic picture seems to be a membrane which separates our perception into different spaces. A screen that attracts us like the light source attracts the moth.
We can never step outside of our own language. It might change but at the same time it is impossible to cross its flexing boundary. Just like the shadow, or a sphere, that moves according to our movements. Limited, as the gaze, by the horizon or darkness.*
A closed room where the remaining light lingers on the retina.
Revisiting, rebuilding and repeating is in this presentation an attempt to address the notion of overwriting and relapse that connects our different modes of perception. The closed room as a pivot for the mind and as the impossible finishing point for understanding.
Peo Olsson is a Swedish photographer. He focuses his work on processes of change and the human condition. The archive or collection is often a point of departure in his work, examining time, memory and the self.
Educated at ICP in New York, and he also holds an MFA from School of Photography at the University of Gothenburg.
He has exhibited his work mainly in Sweden, but also in Denmark, Germany, Turkey and the United States.
He published his first book ”Umbra Hominis” in 2014.
Throughout the years his commissioned work has been published both in editorial magazines and in commercial contexts.
He has been involved in making books both as a photographer and publisher.
Since 2014 he is also guest-teacher at Malmö University.
Born 1973. Lives and works in Lund, Sweden
*excerpts from “Exploded View” by Peo Olsson