Three generations with different connections to Svalbard meet through their different artistic expressions. Can we learn anything from the old photographs?
Historical photos from daily life on Svalbard taken by Herta and Leif Grøndal from the mid-50s until the late 90's meet selected motifs re-photographed by daughter and photographer Eva Grøndal. Photography meets music through third generation, Aggie Frost, composes new music based on memories, interviews and stories incorporated into the exhibition. How are the photographs relevant today? Constant change of the population of Longyearbyen requires efforts to continue and preserve the local history. What memories, experiences and experiences overlap from generation to generation? What sticks, what do we take with us? How have roles and expectations changed — from the 1950s to the present? What is quite common here, but unusual elsewhere? How has nature changed, and building, working life, roles, power and positions.
Layers of Time – Everydaylife at Svalbard gives us through photography, re‐photos and music — a unique insight into people's life situations, and the changes that have taken place in Svalbard through the ages.
Curated by NNKMs curator dr. Charis Gullickson