Landscape (1985-1987), Labyrinth (2013) and Passages – portrait of a town (2001) together form a trilogy of extensive landscapes of vegetation and architecture in disparate environments. In forty-eight structured, sweeping panoramas of places, streets and buildings in Malmö, the viewer travels from one passage to another, between courtyards, industrial premises, train stations, residential areas and parks, playgrounds, a harbor, a church, a schoolyard. In Passages – portrait of a town, the camera latches on to details as if they were monuments – tile floors, graffiti, exterior corridors, silos, corrugated metal sheeting register time and reveal specific places in the city. Places that are usually filled with life are empty here. Only the soundtrack testifies of the city in motion; cars driving over rainy streets, remote footsteps that come closer and then fade away, dogs barking echoing from walls, whining wind and the general noise of an urban area. Passages – portrait of a city manifests a tenseness between silence and movement, resulting in a contradictory excitement and a ‘moving lifelessness’.
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