JUNGLE 1-4
2005

Together with Pia Sirén
55x40 cm chromogenic colour prints

Jungle 1-4 is a photographic series consisting of 4 photographs, based on the painting The Dream(1906) by Henri Rousseau.

The photographs combine the composition of the original painting with the 3-dimensonality of the studio space. Rousseau’s original paintings resembles a theatre set, the different jungle elements are painted individually and the plants and the animals look 2-dimensional without any trace of depth. The main composition of the original painting stays the same throughout the photographic series, only minor changes with the performers gestures and positions are visible, pointing out the process in a live studio situation. Jungle 1-4 elaborates humorously on Rousseaus unintentionally staged world and is a hommage to Rousseaus ability to create daydreams.

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