The Perpetual Gap

 

Fine Art Photographer Charlotte 4B is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this photo essay.  From the series ‘FRIOMRÅDE’.  To see Charlotte’s body of work, click on any image.

 

 

 

 

 

In the harshness of my last Scandinavian winter, from my home, I captured my blurred reality through my frosted windows.

As we look at the photos in this series from a distance, we think we could guess its details, but, contradictorily, the closer we get to the pictures (or the more we enlarge them), the more their content becomes blurry. Our attention then swings surreptitiously between the view through the window and the frosted details trapped in the double glazing.

Before moving to a new country, one thinks they have a pretty clear picture of how things will be going. However, once there, one realises that, as in these photos, the more they progress in their discovery, the more this supposed clarity blurs.

 

 

 

 

When living abroad, one keeps the feeling that something is not exactly fitting for a very long time and this impression is so much more complex than a simple question of language. There is a perpetual gap between sound and image, as if some kind of piece is missing.

This feeling of navigating in a parallel territory that does not belong to anyone, this “Free Zone”, a sort of limbo on the fringes of borders, follows the expatriates wherever they go, wherever they are. Maybe they don’t even know where they come from anymore, and images of a country out of nowhere now inhabit their mind. The countries crossed have diluted into a unique and singular Free Zone, without origin or destination, where they are finally free to feel themselves.

 

 

 

All images and text © Charlotte 4B

 

 

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