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Publisher Note

Christina Leithe Hansen’s publication has its origin in a journey between Norway and Portugal, which is also formulated here as a psychologically oriented state, with cultural ramifications in the past and the unknown. The Portuguese phenomenon “saudade” involves a nostalgic, melancholy longing for someone or something beloved or absent.

The work is conceived as a letter where visual notes in the form of analog black-and-white photographs describe a journey from known to alien landscapes. Leithe Hansen has visited areas around Lisbon – fantastic gardens and forests with imported exotic plants, relics of the Portuguese seafaring tradition. A horizon line between sea and sky forms the starting point for the work. On the pages we find vegetation – palms, wilderness and pine trees – shown in sober black-and-white with a tendency towards the dark and mysterious. There are alternations between different tones in a non-linear narrative that manoeuvres its way into the botanical. Leithe Hansen is searching for moods and incarnations of longing, and this emotional impression is filtered like light through the foliage.

Artists’ Book

Angle 8°

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by Christina Leithe Hansen

Release Place Oslo, Norway
Edition 1st edition
Release Date 2015
Printrun 300
Inscription numbered
Original Price 11.00 EUR
Availability Available
Dimensions 14.8 × 20.0 cm
Pages 24
Technique 4/4 Offset Print