Vox Populi Norway
267 individually framed photographs, 13 x 18 cm
7.5. x 2.5 m
A total of 267 photographs depicts more than 100 Norwegian families over several generations. The pictures are from private photo albums and were selected by the artist herself. Placed on the wall as a collage, the pictures tell a story of various unknown people’s lives.
They describe the cycle of life – from birth to death – expanding into thematical areas. The pictures ‘reveal’ how the portrayed people perceive themselves, and are unique and universal at the same time. They extend beyond the present moment, becoming a pciture of contemporary Norway, but are also an exploration of the way people in recent history perceive themselves.
Dag Erik Elgin for the Norwegian Parliament
With thanks to:
all those Norwegians who so kindly lent their personal photo albums
Inger Lorange Figved, Norwegian Parliament
Audun Eckhoff and Linda Klyve, Bergen Kunstmuseum
Jarle Stromodden, Tromsoe Kunstforening
Frank Falch and Ellinor Hedemann, Soerlandets Kunstmuseum
Svein Olav Hoff and Cecilie Skeide, Lillehammer Kunstmuseum
Jomar Epsgaard, Svalbard Samfunnsdrift
Ute Meta Bauer and Christiane Erharter,OCA