Eva Saukane – Roots
Through the faded fractions of memories, the book Roots tells the family-story of the artist, Eva Saukane. The book consists of an unedited roll of film, which Saukane discovered inside her grandfather's camera. Having stood untouched for about 20 years, fungi had grown into the film, blurring the images similarly as time does to our recalled memories. When Saukane found the camera, the film inside had two exposures left to be taken. Unknowingly completing her grandfathers work, Eva Saukane took the remaining shots and brought the film to be developed. It was only then she discovered the mysterious effect, and the ambiguous story of the family began to unravel.
“The images are abstract enough but at the same time, classic photography scenes emerge: a landscape, some portraits, a family lunch table, upkeep of a tomb in a graveyard, a concert, also a self-portrait. The mold has grown over it all so atypically, creating interesting compositions and an extraordinary dialogue with the photograph itself. It opens up so many possibilities for interpretation. Something unexplainable appears. That is where the magic is hidden, I think.”
-Eva Saukane in FK Magazine