Tassemarken / The Wilderness


HD video (13,37 min)

Suecia Antiqua et Hodierna ("ancient and modern Sweden") is a collection of engravings collected by Erik Dahlbergh during the middle of the 17th century. Suecia Antiqua et Hodierna can be described as a grand vision of Sweden during its period as a great power. In 1661 Dahlberg was granted a royal privilege enabling him to realize his plans, which kept him occupied for a good decade, and a work that would not be printed until after his death. In its final state Suecia Antiqua et Hodierna comprised three volumes containing 353 plates. (from Wikipedia)

In Dahlbergs images the buildings, cities, parks, castles and churches are in complete focus. The wild nature serves only as backgrounds or to frame the images. In Tassemarken I have cut out only the nature from about 60 - 70 images and put them together into a slow journey through the wilderness.






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Image from Suecia Antiqua et Hodierna