200 x 240 mm
The Margin of Error is based on two different archive materials that both depict Sarek’s National Park in north of Sweden. The pictures are partly Emanuel Cederqvist and partly Axel Hamberg’s 100 year old photographs from a relatively unknown archive. As a landscape, Sarek hasn’t changed considerably since the last ice age around 10,000 years ago. The difference between the photographs is almost indistinguishable. It’s only the camera and the position in the landscape that set the pictures apart.
Cederqvist is interested in how the camera was seen as an instrument, a tool to measure, and take control over the nature. His own approach to hiking, and nature in itself, is more an opportunity to let go of control – to be open to the unpredictable. As a starting point for this project Cederqvist found a story about a weather observer, also named Emanuel, who worked at a weather station in Sarek. In September 1917 the observer disappeared in a snow storm and his body has still not been found.
About the Artist
Born in Kalmar, Sweden 1983. Lives and works as an artist and photographer in Gothenburg. Member of the artist/publisher collective Blackbook Publications and one of the initiator/board member of the photo book festival Fotobok Gbg.
About the Publisher
BLACKBOOK PUBLICATIONS IS AN ARTIST BOOK COLLECTIVE, ESTABLISHED IN GOTHENBURG IN 2009. SINCE THE START, WE HAVE PUBLISHED BOOKS AND OTHER PRINTED MATERIAL BY INTERESTING ARTIST FROM THE SCANDINAVIAN SCENE OF CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY.