Carl
The main narrative of this book is a series of images documenting construction sites and urban infrastructures. As the series progresses, some details emerge whereas others are omitted. Movement and space are at once static and elastic. Because the images are published as timelines, they remind us that the process of photography deals with time and space, as well as the constant manipulation of those parameters. It follows then, that the skill of the photographer is to make choices in relation to the camera and space. Therefore, the series of construction sites evidences the camera’s ability or inability to act as a window to reality. Philosopher Vilém Flusser once suggested that ‘in the act of photography the camera does the will of the photographer, but the photographer has to will what the camera can do.’

- Johan Deurell
CONSTRUCTS
Published by Heavy Books in 2020
23 x 29 cm
52 pages, with 16-page insert
Open spine with silk screened dust jacket
First edition of 300 copies
ISBN: 978-82-93580-09-6

Available from Heavy Books






Just like a car crash – photographs (accidents) stop the progress of movement and time. In the aftermath, photographs become witnesses of what has happened. We use them to understand the logic to what has occured. However, photographys indexicality is not an absolute one. Can we be sure of what we have in front of us? 
Solo Exhibition
Title: Accidents And Aftermath
Year: 2018

Gallery: MELK (Oslo)
Poster design: Tor Weibull 












The installation A Game of Badminton documents the course of a badminton game. The documentation (16 photographic prints) focuses solitary on the shuttlecock. The players and result remain unpresented, as well as any chronology of the game.

The position of each individual print were determined by the position of the photographed shuttlecock. Installing by this rule allowed the badminton game to be reconstructed and experienced once again. 
Title: A Game Of Badminton
Venue: Galleri Monitor (Gothenburg)
Year: 2016
Poster Design: Tor Weibull






Partly a photographic research project, partly an artistic body of work. Static Motion looks on how photography have been used to teach and illustrate the subject of motion.

During the research process flipping through “How to - manuals” of various kinds - a reoccurring phenomena appeared. A single photographic frame seemed to be insufficient for the task of illustrating motion. Authors had to use workarounds such as serial photography, double exposures, and illustrations to better fulfill their aim.
The artistic body of work is based on the findings from the research process. Highlighting the difficulties of illustrating motion through a static medium.

Presented is a selection of sources, archive and body of work produced.

Title: Static Motion
Year: 2016 - ongoing
Installation view: Galleri Monitor (Gothenburg)

PART I - SOURCES


PART II - ARCHIVE





PART III - ARTISTIC WORK



Participation in the project POST-POSTMODERNISM curated by ILL-STUDIO. 
Title: POST-POSTMODERNISM
Year: 2019
Curation: ILL-STUDIO
Venue: CNAC/LAB (Tokyo)