Greetings from Öland is a collaboration between me and Hanna Folkemark Ellborg, photojournalist, working together since 2009.
Öland is an island in the south east of Sweden, and a popular tourist destination, well-known for it’s nature, landscape, beaches and sunny weather. We both grew up on Öland and over the last five years our former boredom over the environment we grew up in has transformed into a great interest in this complex and sometimes funny place. Our work revolves around tourism and culture heritage and the interaction between them.
Gröndals camping, Köpingsvik.
CAMPING I KONSTNATTEN. In 2010 we participated in Ölands Skördefest, the yearly harvest celebration, with our installation Camping i Konstnatten. We created a camping site on a field next to farm houses and historical buildings. The visitors could sit down in sun chairs, watch photo screening and write postcards. Inside the camping van they could have a cup of coffee and listen to sound-art. Camping i Konstnatten was made in collaboration with musician Sara K. Gustafsson.
TACK FÖR BESÖKET! In 2011 we were invited to show our work at Ölands Museum Himmelsberga, open-air museum and art space. The invitation resulted in the exhibition Tack för besöket! showing photographs and out-door installations with sun chairs. The exhibition was realised thanks to support from Sparbanksstiftelsen Öland.