Proposals for a new sentimentality

The suburbs north-east of Oslo were built in the social democratic spirit of the post-war decades before Norway was hit by the oil. They have had a bad reputation almost for the duration. In the summer of 2005, a book on the suburbs generated a lively debate concerning the quality of living in the areas, and I got the impression that the inhabitants felt that the area was deeply misunderstood. So I set out to find the hidden beauty of the Valley between the deep forests. I have so far come up with four proposals for a new aesthetic that might not always represent the valley in the light the inhabitants wishes for, but that may convey new angles on Man's ambiguous attitude to his place between civilization and nature.

proposal#1:

proposal#1_no.4proposal#1_no.7proposal#1_no.9
proposal#2:

proposal#2_no.1proposal#2_no.3proposal#2_no.5proposal#2_no.7proposal#2_no.9proposal#2_no.10
proposal#3:

proposal#3_no.3-5proposal#3_no.6-13proposal#3_no.14proposal#3_no.15proposal#3_no.18proposal#3_no.19
proposal#4:

proposal#4_no.1proposal#4_no.2proposal#4_no.3