Photographs by Mathias Grate. Text by Mikael Timm.
Mathias Grate, Stockholm, 2011. 64 pp., 25 tritone illustrations, 6¾x8½".
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'Mathias Grate’s photographs are less moments of touching down in time than keystrokes in an ongoing script of compressed experience. They seem to be drawn from a journey in the same unfamiliar landscape, a zone (to use a Tarkovskian association) which borders on the one side on everyday life and on the other on all that is timeless, other-worldly. (...) The subjects in this series from the zone could provoke grief. But they have been so gently developed (exposed feels like far too brutal word) that, instead, they are comforting. They form a short film of still images on the subject of tenderness. On the subject of that which takes place between the words.' - Excerpt from the afterword by Swedish writer Mikael Timm