Bristningar by Katinka Goldberg
How is the identity of children and young people affected by being exposed to traumatic events early in adolescence?
Can the very process of conveying its story through images have a healing effect, both for the artist and for the viewer? These are questions that the Swedish Oslo-based photographer Katinka Goldberg has wanted to answer with her new book Bristningar which means Stretches.
In the book, Goldberg depicts a partial upbringing with a grandmother who carries a great deal of inner chaos, even though she seems normal on the surface. By combining collage, painting, text and photography, Goldberg wants to find a language that can describe a grandmother and a child who are unable to reach each other.
A language that describes the everyday, undramatic violence that seeps under the child’s skin, and makes life unpredictable and frightening. The book contains texts written from the child’s perspective.