Embassy of Sweden proudly presents the exhibition “Dreamland” by Swedish
photographer Helene Schmitz. “Dreamland” opens Thursday, March 25, with a virtual presentation of
the exhibition and a moderated conversation with the artist.
WHEN: Thursday, March 25, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (ET)
• Welcome Remarks by Ambassador Karin Olofsdotter
• Presentation of Exhibition
• Conversation Between Helene Schmitz and Cultural Counselor Helene Larsson Pousette
• Q&A Session with Participants
RSVP: The event will take place on Zoom. Please register.
Helene Schmitz’s work is a photographic account of the unprecedented extraction and depletion of natural resources in Sweden. “Dreamland” consists of two photography series that examine human-
induced changes in bedrock and forest at two different locations: “The Bedrock” focuses on the Aitik mine outside Gällivare and “The Forest” displays the aftermath of a forest fire in former production
forests of Västmanland.
Schmitz links her photographs to the rich tradition of landscape painting, using a large-format,
analogue camera that lets the spectator observe both the overall vista and the small details. She calls
her photographs in the “Dreamland” series “a meditation on man’s relation to nature—a global, highly
industrialized and automated transformation of landscapes.”