Nothing is what it seems in AK Dolven's representation of a family meal. Who are these people and how are they related? Grouped as three couples, one person is linked to another by physical or eye contact, yet no interaction connects the whole group. A traditional genre scene is transformed into a tableau subtly alluding to the contemporary family unit. Instead of indicating who is 'mother', 'father' or 'child', this ambiguous image is open to interpretation. White light infuses the scene, enhancing clothing and surroundings, a characteristic of Dolven's work. She lives partly in Lofoten, northern Norway, known for the phenomenon of constant daylight in summertime.
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