Eva Stenram is a kind of photographic archeologist, sifting through past and present artifacts, interacting with and re-interpreting the imagery she encounters. Her work is ultimately about being a viewer, a consumer of images.
Negatives, slides, magazines, images from the Internet and photographic prints are her source of inspiration as well as working material. These photographs are sometimes scanned, sometimes re-photographed, and subsequently changed through digital, analogue or physical manipulation.
By muting and mutating her material, the original functions of the photographs are disrupted and often subverted. The photographs’ exact temporal and cultural coordinates are ambivalent, generating curiosity and a desire to see.