Immersed in Stone - Black Ice
Line Bøhmer Løkken

ISBN 978-82-92224-38-0
112 pages
21 x 27,8 cm
Offset print
Stoftcover, Swiss binding
Edition of 300
€ 38.00

Line Bøhmer Løkken speaks of a sensory experience when she describes her photo­graphic project Immersed in Stone - Black Ice, a book consisting of 53 mainly black-and-white photographs of mountains, rock, snow and glaciers dark with black gravel. The pictures were taken in the course of several days hiking off the beaten paths in the Jotunheimen National Park, with no other purpose than to let the camera as much as possible become one with the wanderer’s various visual and bodily impressions, in the encounter with a landscape that is at once sublime, monotonous, alien and inhos­pi­table. If the landscape is not an object of aesthetic beautification or elevation in Løkken’s photographs, then what is it? Løkken talks about bodily knowledge, about the materiality of the visual object and the precariousness of the stability and bearing capacity of the rock – about “experiencing the physical character of the area.” Immersed in Stone - Black Ice presents an experience of the world beyond the rational and language; the photographs are the tracks of a thinking-one’s-way through the landscape, as far as possible on this land­scape’s own terms – because it’s there, and because it is still possible to save it. (from text by Arve Rød)