Benjamin Nørskov and his “EPA Sweden” project continue the exhibition tour. “EPA Sweden” is currently exhibited at
Hälsinglands Museum in Sweden and Benjamin has been a part of the Nordic Light Festival in Norway, where he gave portfolio reviews and exhibited his project.
Cecilia Linding places her EPA tractor in front of Hälsinglands Museum, Sweden at the opening of the “EPA Sweden” exhibition on the 20th of August 2021. Video: Benjamin Nørskov.
Benjamin Nørskov’s EPA Sweden will hang at Hälsinglands Museum until the 29th of January 2022. Photo: Benjamin Nørskov.
Benjamin Nørskov began his EPA Sweden project during a “Youth in Europe” workshop at DMJX in 2018 and he continues to work on the project. Photo from the exhibition at Hälsinglands Museum: Benjamin Nørskov.
One of the new images, Benjamin Nørskov has photographed specifically for the exhibition at Hälsinglands Museum. “EPA Sweden” is a project about Swedish teenage boys and girls, age 15 to 17, who take advantage of a loophole in the Swedish law, that makes it legal to drive a car, if it can be registered as a tractor. In this way, the car is limited to only two seats and a maximum speed of 30km/h. The EPA tractors create a special kind of freedom for the young boys and girls, that suddenly find themselves able to live a more parent-independent life. Photo from the exhibition at Hälsinglands Museum: Benjamin Nørskov.
As a part of the current exhibition, Benjamin Nørskov has made 25 workshops for Swedish youngsters in 8th and 9th grade. The kids have visited the exhibition and made some activities connected to it. Video from the exhibition: Benjamin Nørskov.
EPA sweden has also been exhibited in a smaller scale at the youth club “Drivknuten” in Sweden. Photo: Benjamin Nørskov.
One of the new images, Benjamin Nørskov has photographed specifically for the exhibition at Hälsinglands Museum. In many ways, the EPA tractor itself becomes a window into a unique kind of teenage life, that has never been documented as extensively as in this project. The cars reflect the personality and interests of the owner – changing colors, scent, and sound as the teenage year’s pass.
Picture from Benjamin Nørskov’s exhibtion at the Nordic Light Festival. Benjamin was inivted to the festival by Uncertain States Scandinavia. Photo: Benjamin Nørskov.