Johan Rheborg

Backstage

17 January — 09 March, 2014

Johan Rheborg has photographed his actor colleagues for many years, often backstage, while waiting to make an entrance, during pauses on film sets, or in the dressing room before or after a show.

EXHIBITION

As an actor, Rheborg has access to the spaces offstage and the people who choose to spend a large part of their lives there. When Rheborg exits the stage and enters this, to him, well-known and familiar environment, he changes perspectives and becomes the observer.

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"Often when we sit together backstage I am silent. Sometimes they think I’m in a bad mood or uncertain, but often I’m just sitting there, listening, thinking. I’m an observer. I am neither uninterested nor indifferent, but I can be quiet for long periods, just studying their mouths moving. I prefer to speak when I’m done thinking. Or to take a picture." - Johan Rheborg

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