Ingrid Eggen

Tekst: Martine Hoff Jensen
Ingrid Eggen

Ingrid EggenPhoto: Ingrid Eggen, Handl #2, 2020. Courtesy of the Artist.⁠

Ingrid Eggen

–I try to create new compositions and structures in the body.

–Who are you? ⁠

I am Ingrid Eggen⁠

–What do you do? ⁠

I work with photography, video and sculpture. ⁠

I have worked extensively with the human body; its function and dysfunctions in relation to communication, representation, control and awareness. ⁠

Through the body's irrational and unconscious aspects, I try to create new compositions and structures in the body; thereby establishing new connections and a potential for new actions. New bodies. ⁠

–Why photography? ⁠

I like the camera´s ability to function as some kind of prolonging of my bodily experience and viewpoint on the world. I build images to be photographed rather than being a photographer, most of the time. One of the advantages with photography for me is its ability to hide disturbing elements.⁠