GREETINGS FROM ÖSTER-VÄSTERBOTTEN
a road trip in summer 2014
This work was shown as part of the group exhibition “Homeland” at KUNTSI Museum of Modern art (Vaasa FI) and Västerbottens museum (Umeå SE).
In the summer of 2014, I took my Vespa along the coast of Ostrobothnia in Finland and Västerbotten in Sweden. I documented towns, villages and roads with a helmet camera during this time. The landscapes were shown through the eyes of visitors and locals, but also through personal experience. I interviewed locals, and asked tourists to write a postcard home from their current location. I got 333 postcards. One year after the two exhibitions, I mailed the postcards to their addressees.
I merge these two landscapes into one, as they once were. How different are they?