Emanuel Cederqvist

Saturday 18 May 2019
3:00 pm -
Mezzanine - Studio (S)

The Margin of Error is based on two different archive materials that both depict Sarek's National Park in northern Sweden. The pictures are partly Emanuel Cederqvist’s and partly from a 100 year old archive taken by Axel Hamberg. As a landscape, Sarek hasn’t changed considerably since the last ice age around 10,000 years ago. The difference between the photographs is almost indistinguishable. It is only the camera and the position in the landscape that set the pictures apart. Cederqvist is interested in how the camera was seen as an instrument, a tool to measure and take control over nature. His own approach to hiking and nature in itself is more of an opportunity to let go of control ー to be open to the unpredictable. As a starting point for this project, Cederqvist found a story about a weather observer, also named Emanuel, who worked at a weather station in Sarek. In September 1917 the observer disappeared in a snowstorm and his body has still not been found.