DISCOMFORT, 2018

A photography- and book design project I made in collaboration with graphic designer Doga Gönüllü, while I was at ArtEZ. The project started as a fictive collaboration between photographer Roger Ballen and the Icelandic rap group Reykjavikurdætur, where we envisioned what would happen if they worked together. The project eventually developed into a book of photographs, where we wanted the viewer to reflect on why seeing ordinary people’s unedited, unfiltered bodies makes them uncomfortable. The papier maché bird masks are a hommage to the many masks and strange faces in Roger Ballen’s photographs. 

I am a graphic designer and illustrator who lives in Bergen, and works as a risograph technician, teaching design and art students the process and technique of printing with a risograph, at Faculty of fine art, music and design (KMD), UiB. In May 2020 I finished a bachelor degree in visual communication at KMD. I love the ocean (even though I am afraid of it), collect old photographs and books, and enjoy drinking tea and having a cat on my lap.


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