Sumir Segja | Some Say // by Sanne Kabalt


Sumir Segja / Some Say is a photographic children’s book artist Sanne Kabalt is currently working on. It focuses on shapes in Icelandic nature - banishing color, welcoming trolls and elephants. Accompanying each image, there one line of text, such as "Some say dragons do not exist". A transparent page containing a simple drawing then falls over each photograph; a dot in the right place turns a rock into a dragon, for example. Some Say invites children of all ages to look very carefully and imaginatively at the world around them.

 

sumir segja ađ klettar hafi ekki tilfinningar
sumir segja fjöllin geti ekki hreyft sig
sumir segja drekar séu ekki til——

some say a rock has no feelings
some say mountains can not move
some say dragons do not exist——

Sanne Kabalt
Snow can not see
Skagaströnd, 2014

Sanne Kabalt
Water does not dance
Hveragerði, 2014

Sanne Kabalt
Ice does not sleep
Jökulsárlón, 2014

Sanne Kabalt
Glaciers have no faces
Skagaströnd, 2014

WolvesSanne Kabalt
Wolves do not live here
Skagaströnd, 2014

Sanne Kabalt
Elephants have never been here
Vestmannaeyjar, 2014

Sanne Kabalt
Trolls are make-believe
Skagaströnd, 2014

Sanne Kabalt
Dragons do not exist, 
Skagaströnd, 2014

Sanne Kabalt
Some Say, 2014 —

(work in progress)

 

 

 

 

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Sanne Kabalt is an artist from Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Though she works with visual media – photography and video – her work is about the invisible. Sanne is continuously investigating, playing and manipulating with the relation between what you see and what you feel. Her work is not finished until the viewer relates to it. Sanne has exhibited her work in Het Nederlands Fotomuseum and Art Rotterdam. Sanne has often worked as an artist-in-residence both in her own country and abroad; she created the project Some Say during a residency at NES in Skagaströnd, Iceland.  

 www.sannekabalt.com 

 

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