Distortion 2 by Maria Friberg
At first glance, Maria Friberg’s works appear to be stagings of fictitious and dreamlike worlds. At the same time, she uses photography – a medium that is closely associated with reality and that is used as a tool in the socially oriented documentary genre. Maria Friberg’s work is characterized by precisely that: a great interest in societal issues and a desire to depict phenomena of contemporary life. Her work tells stories about modern man in a world where the power of nature and culture is difficult to master and where we often are defined by consumption, seduced by endless possibilities, and allowed to retain the illusion of power. In her latest works she addresses these issues from a child’s perspective. It is also through a child that Friberg addresses the influence of technology on our lives and the paradox of loneliness and isolation that arises within a context and a community.