Midnight Milk #19, 2013
40 x 60 cm, giclée print, innrammet / framed, ed.: 25
Marie Sjøvold explores themes such as the home, time, sleep and identity in order to understand what these con- cepts mean at different stages of life. Her work transgresses boundaries between genres and shows a playful and in- timate approach towards serious thematics. In her book Dust Catches Light she portrayed her own pregnancy and her grandmother’s de- mentia. This work was among other places exhibited in her grandparents’ house and gar- den. In Midnight Milk Sjøvold explores the role of mother- hood by photographing herself and her family.
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