Author: Klara Källström, Viktor Johansson
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Size: 30 x 24 cm
“Flashes adding light, reminds me of disengaging the tree’s photosynthesis at night. The trigger finger makes something grow from the sight of it. The pictures eternalize what only exists for the moment – a snowman, a flower of foil dropped on the floor, a car drive in the night, or - a gingerbread monument.”
Viktor Johansson 2008.
Gingerbread Monument is a book of photographs taken over three years time (2006–2008), mainly in Sweden. It is also a book of poems by Viktor Johansson. The poetry reflects upon the photographs and the book design reflects the editing; the blank varnished pages indicate that photographs are missing, that they were removed as a part of the editing process. What is left is a visual poetic story about eternalized moments. Gingerbread Monument was released in October 2008.