Willner-Olsson

Sweden
www.heaps.art

The duo Willner/Olsson work collaboratively on projects that evolves around processes of change in the landscape, that lies hidden in the obvious.
Johan Willner works with both documentary and staged photography, and allows the subject or the concept to determine the technique. Educated at ICP in New York, and he also holds an MFA from The University Collage of Arts, Craft and Design in Stockholm.
Peo Olsson focuses his work on processes of change and the human condition. The archive or collection is often a point of departure in his works, examining time, memory and the self. Educated at ICP in New York, and he also holds an MFA from School of Photography at the University of Gothenburg.

Heaps

The Heaps series highlights the shape of an often overlooked player in the field.
The heap is showing evidence of both the past and actions in the present, initiated by humans or nature. It is one of our first and most basic architectural forms and at the same time it is a shape resulting from mere gravitation.
A recognizable and repetitive shape that mirrors the singularities of a place. The heap is like the chorus in the ancient greek drama; the constant shape in an ever changing environment. The heap gives a political aspect on human endeavors; where the geographic position implicates a unique reason for its existence. Unrest, economy, environment or history.
Dig where you stand.

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