About (Lines of Flight)

Lines of flight is an ongoing series of images studying human-environment relationships, closely linked to the community life of the local inhabitants of a remote village in central Sweden.

Seasonal social rituals are formed by community events which capture changing relationships amongst the community members and the landscape.

A notion of a different way of life is discovered in the movement of the local inhabitants, which is in close connection to the movement of nature and its seasons. A perspective which differs from regular social norms is developed, integrated with a way of living which makes the landscape an active member of the community. Certain norms which are considered crucial in the village are kept, in the form of mainstream western culture; phones, guns and automobiles. However, unity is shown between the local people and nature via adopted social rituals, which centre around the careful long-term management and preservation of the environment. 

Whilst forming a close relationship and in careful co-operation with the expansive landscape, the community encourage temporary members, visitors and outsiders to become part of the community and offer a different way of living to that which is thought to be second nature in largely populated urban societies. 

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