Tracing Freedom - Exhibition
During Ekstremsportveko, photographer Tom Hatlestad exhibited his photo-documentary ´På sporet av frihet – Tracing Freedom´.
Tracing Freedom is an ongoing photographic documentation project that aims to explore the concept of freedom. By compiling and sharing a globally diverse collection of freedom definitions, we hope to encourage people to reflect upon the freedom they experience in their own lives, countries and neighbourhoods. Ultimately, we want to inspire a more open-minded and generous spirit acceptance of other people’s attitudes. During Ekstremsportveko, the photo documentary was exposed outdoor between Kulturhuset (Cultural Centre) and the Festival Tent, so athletes, visitors and guests could take a minute to see the contrast or connections between the portraits and its statement, and the joyful life at the festival.
We extended the project ´På sporet av frihet – Tracing Freedom´ during Ekstremsportveko!
- What thoughts have young and playful extreme sport performers on the concept of freedom? During the festival, Tom Hatlestad, made new portraits and quotations from approximately 20 of our athletes. As the portraits and statements were collected, they joined the rest of the portraits at the exhibition.
If you want to know more about Tome Hatlestad, take a look at his website here!
There are 152 people in total in the project, represented from 33 countries. 39 of the people will be presented at the exhibiton during Ekstremsportveko. Tom is also working on a book where all 152 are included.
The exhibition has till now been displayed at following places:
Dhaka – February 2009
Katmandu – May 2009
Førde – July 2010
Oslo – August 2010 together with the Nobel Peace Centre
Risør – June-August 2011
Høyanger – Easter 2012
Approximately 70 000 people have seen Tom Hatlestads exhibtion that has given him the Blanch Majors Reconciliation Prize and the Ole Christian Osterøs Memorial Prize.
Ekstremsportveko is thankful for the cooperation with Voss Kunstlag and Tom Hatlestad.