Klara KALLSTRÖM, Thobias FÄLDT

Village / Kanata


€ 68,00
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"'Village / Kanata' is a new book by Swedish photographers Klara KALLSTRÖM & Thobias FÄLDT. It explores a complex web of language politics of Canada and the very format of photobook.

Language is both means for communication and a platform for politics in Canada. Especially in Quebec, where a forgotten layer of indigenous linguistic history lies. Photographers explore this delicate legacy employing a novel use of documentary photography. It includes using the photographic caption in a conceptual way and locates the project within the history of subjective documentary, especially quoting Robert FRANK’s famous 'The Americans' in its references.

In its core 'Village / Kanata' is a document of certain time and place, thus by extension a project of documentary photography, but one with concept and attitude. Layers of politics, history and culture are revealed to a curious viewer, as she gets deeper into the narrative presented in the book’s pages. Between the politics of language and acuteness of vision, 'Village / Kanata' suggests layers of conflicting meanings on its apparently two-dimensional surface." (publisher's note, © KALLSTRÖM/FÄLDT)

"Das großformatige Fotobuch 'Village / Kanata' stellt eine Reise durch Kanada dar; vergleichbar mit Stephen Shore's 'Road Trip Journal' wird hier auch das Alltägliche zum Bild.
Dabei verweisen die Bildunterschriften in welchem Teil Kanadas - englisch- oder französisch-sprachig - man sich gerade befindet. Es fällt die Nähe zu indianisch klingenden Ortsnamen auf; so ist das Buch auch eine Reise zu den kanadischen Ursprüngen... " (© Richard G. SPORLEDER)