The main focus of their work is the role of women in isolated societies of indigenous people of northern Europe
Sarah Cooper will be giving about a 30 minute presentation that takes you on a journey from personal upbringing to inspiration of Cooper&Gorfer duo and how she and Nina Gorfer developed their working method. We’ll also discuss the concept and some behind the scenes of our two projects: The Weather Diaries and Interruptions.
The project Interruptions is based on interviews with the indigenous female inhabitants of the northernmost region of Sweden — Sámi women of varied ages, who have agreed to pose for photographs staging and visualising their stories and circumstances.
The project Weather Diaries is an artistic research of the traditional women’s costume in Iceland, the Faroe Islands, and Greenland.
Admission: entrance ticket
The exhibition projects by Cooper&Gorfer are on view at ROSPHOTO from 17 October to 2 December.
Cooper and Gorfer. Steinunn, Birna, Hands, 2014
Based in Gothenburg (Sweden) and Berlin (Germany), artists Sarah Cooper and Nina Gorfer have worked together since 2006.
Cooper & Gorfer have had several solo exhibitions in venues such as the National Museum of Photography Copenhagen, Denmark / Museum für Angewandte Kunst Frankfurt, Germany / Hasselblad Center, Gothenburg, Sweden / Dunkers Kulturhus, Sweden / Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden / CODA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Netherlands / Lentos, Museum of Contemporary Art, Linz, Austria / Nordic Heritage Museum, Seattle.