Ellen Bjerborn (b. 1995) is an artist from Sweden, based in NYC. Her practice is based around video and photography, exploring themes of feminism, social isolation, and the vastness of the internet. This can mean acting as an archivist of spiritual pamphlets handed out in the subway, or as an archaeologist documenting traces of human life found on abandoned internet forums. Often she takes pictures of funny signs she sees and feels a connection to the humans that made them. Bjerborn’s work seeks to explore the essential nature of being human, and a longing for connection. Bjerborn received her BFA from Parsons School of Design.
All images: Air Pressure, 2019
This is a collection of images I took in the summer of 2019 on a road trip through the United States. As a tourist, you are inherently an outsider, removed from a place. I embodied this sentiment and took pictures of scenes that, to me, depict small signs of something human in seemingly desolate or isolated spaces.
These pictures balance a line between gloom and vulnerability, a vulnerability that at times is tender and human.
Text by Ellen Bjerborn