EXHIBITION: The Characters

Alongside the screenings of «The Discoverer of the Discoverers», Fotografihuset presents new works from Tonje Bøe Birkeland’s ongoing series «The Characters», where she stages and photographs herself as a series of female explorers in unknown terrain.
29th of September - 1st of Desember at Fotografihuset.

MIRAGE and Fotografihuset welcomes you to an exhibition of The Characters.

Tonje Bøe Birkeland's alter egos are all based on authentic women who have broken contemporary barriers and traveled to foreign lands. Giving the woman a place in the landscape and at the same time exploring the authenticity of history, Birkeland works analogically and authentically within her "fiction" - which makes the expedition itself as much a part of the project as the final photograph. In her latest chapter, «Character # V, The Bhutan Trilogy», we follow the fictional character Bertha Bolette Boyd through three expeditions in Bhutan. The expeditions are documented through photographs, texts, objects and field notes, all featured in her latest book (Bergen Kjøtt Publishing/Gyldenpris Kunsthall (2021). The exhibition at Sukkerbiten presents works from all parts of the book in a new installation adapted to Fotografihuset.