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.