anna senno painting

various locations, 2018

35mm, Canon FT

 
 
 

anna senno painting

oaxaca, 2018

35mm, Canon FT


 
 


anna senno painting

2017

35mm, Canon FT

"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.
A generational defence mechanism, throughout time and places all around the world."

anna senno painting anna senno painting

anna senno painting anna senno painting
anna senno painting

Kälsved, 2017

35mm, Canon FT