The Fence

The Fence
Author: Carl Johan Erikson
Publisher: FAS publishing SE
Language: English
Pages: 80
Size: 30 x 20
Weight: 650 g
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 9789198389043
Availability: In stock
Price: €33.00
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Wild boars or humans: 27 200 fence posts later keeping Denmark and Germany apart.

THE FENCE confronts both physical and mental boundaries. Through Erikson's black-and-white topographical panoramic photographs of a 72 km long fence, we follow the border of Denmark and Germany, from the Baltic Sea to the North Sea. The purpose of the fence, built by the Danish state in 2019, is to exterminate the wild boar in Denmark and to stop the aggressive African swine fever. Today wild boars are extinct in Denmark. In its strictly documentary form, Erikson's photographs allure the viewer with subtle visual qualities that is beyond and in front of the fence's physical presence. This, in combination with the graphic form of the book, also portrays the fence very idea of separation.