grau eingefroren

  • Text by Jule Claudia Mahn in German.
  • Letterpress printed on Alster-Werkdruck paper using photopolymer plates and woodcuts.
  • Boards. Housed in case.
  • 40,5 × 44 cm with 30 pages.
  • Edition of 18 copies.
  • Riga/Halle, 2005.

Liene Uhlande from Latvia tells me about her life: of the everyday life in Soviet Riga, the gray people and the colors of the landscape on the Kurzeme peninsula. Pictures take shape, of places and people that reflect a mood rather than an actual event. Not just that which is spoken out loud but also the silence convey the discrepency of her story and the history of her country.

»Some days are overcast, when the morning is like the evening and it does not grow brighter in between. There is no light and only gradually do familiar surroundings take shape amongst washed-out colours.«