PaperLab / Mai Manó House
1065 Budapest, Nagymező u. 20.
29 October – 13 December 2020

Opening speech by:
Nicolai Howalt: Old Tjikko, detail from the series, 2016

The tree, Old Tjikko, stands in a deserted landscape on a mountainside in Dalarna, Sweden, and is considered to be the oldest tree in the world with its impressive age of 9,600 years. A single photographic negative of this exceptional spruce has become the many different photographs in the photobook. By exposing the same image onto 97 different types of aged analogue light-sensitive photo papers – some dating back as far as the 1940’s – visual artist Nicolai Howalt has created a project where the unpredictability of the long-expired photographic papers has become an integral and dynamic part of each image.

Curators: Judit Flóra Schuller, Imre Kiss