Filter Photo Festival, September 2021
You will find it where it is: a reader
sonja thomsen, 2020
Edit & Design: Christina Labey.
Design: Studio Elana Schlenker.
Paper: Mixed Paper Stock (Uncoated, Translucent, Acetate)
Cover: Colorplan (Smoke)
Printed by Conveyor Studio.
Bound by Sonja Thomsen.
1st edition published by Poor Farm Press
Edition of 300
As an artist, novice scientist and citizen engaged in the pursuit of new knowledge, Sonja Thomsen believes that wonder is paramount to imagine post-patriarchal futures. Thomsen’s first publication, You will find it where it is, a reader, is a meditation to move our locus of attention.
The layered book of photographs creates space and redacts gendered histories of knowledge to make room for new discoveries. Polishing her feminist lens, Thomsen intercepts the timelines of nineteenth century writer, Margaret Fuller; twentieth century photographer, Lucia Moholy; and twenty-first century conceptual artist, Maria Nordman among others.
This wondrous artist book, serves as a catalyst and declaration of Thomsen’s iterative practice where time and light are material and metaphor.
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