Line Bøhmer Løkken
20,5 x 24 cm
Hardcover with printed and embossed cloth
Edition of 600
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As in a slow-motion film, these situations and encounters glide by, impossible to hold still. The fate of Tøyen Center is unknown, yet there is talk of a facelift. What exactly shall be lifted? For whose sake? This is yet to be seen. — Line Bøhmer Løkken, October, 2013
During a period of three years Løkken immersed herself and photographed the happenings of daily life at Tøyen Center in Oslo. The result of these forays is the book Tøyen sentrum — a portrait of a public square before developers conducted yet-another “facelift.” An exploration of the photo book as a medium for reading images, the photographs in Tøyen sentrum are notably devoid of narrative activity, revealing the underlying architecture of a social landscape.
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