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Ongoing

Am I with roots ? 
Photo documentary

By Anna Senno

A conflictual feeling has occurred:

I believe little in a human's (or animal's) territorial belongingness – in the idea of roots.

Evolution equips us with aptitudes to our environment and we feast in memoria, creating an idea of legacy, which binds our emotional system to a conviction of belongingness.

Kälsved is a small piece of land inside the southern forests of Sweden, where my grandmother's grandfather built a house. My father partially grew up here with his uncle and aunt. There was a community here, probably stronger than today, a heritage of destiny. This heritage is to be sold.

Standing inside that physical reality I felt the impossibility of not belonging to this anymore. But why?

I know little of the people who lived here before me. I place their pictures and seek to know more. I wonder if knowing more will tell me more about myself, or help me to break these fictional ties to a piece of land I adore – an experienced sadness that seeks healing through a transcending logic of roots.

I am guessing this is what could be called a trans-generational defence mechanism, we can see and have seen it throughout time and place all around the world.

anna senno painting
anna senno painting
anna senno painting
anna senno painting
anna senno painting
 
anna senno painting