An installation of Åsa Herrgård
An installation, a story that has its roots from World War II. In 1999, I discovered a mysterious magazine with accompanying clichés in attic of a old house in Dalsland. The family lived in the house downstairs and the attic was rented out during World War II to soldiers guarding the Swedish border with Norway. What happened in the house between 1943 – 45? I have my roots in Ostrobothnia, Finland, and war memories are part of my family’s history. The history of the house and my own became a catalyst for the installation: Hidden history.
During the pandemic I worked on a collection with the title "Tyst och stilla" (eng. "Quiet and still").
A diary, a conversation between myself and the outside world. Some pieces returned like a echo, creating new forms and thoughts. Going to my workshop and working with clay became my way to survive the emotions that came during March 2020 to March 2021.