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Bea Tigerhielm
Publicerad: 2013-04-01
Ändrad: 2015-08-08


av Mats Andrén
2012-10-07 - 2012-10-28

“I have never been very good at leading a normal life”

The-walk is an attempt to find a lifestyle. A life I want to live that seems meaningful, exciting and challenging, anything but predictable and secure.

This exhibition is the result of my first careful venture into my imagined new life. 
I spent almost 2 months walking through the Swedish countryside trying to find out if my ideas about a nomadic, minimalistic life were feasible or just crazy. 

Walking from Stockholm to Åre and then back by way of Karlstad, covering 1790km, I discovered than that walking is an art, and that I very much wanted to be one of its students.

Meeting people, experiencing the countryside as so much more than just a blur outside a window and living life in the moment was more than I had dared to imagine. All of this even though I had walked through one of the wettest and coldest summers for more than 100 years.

This walk has been a wonderful test for me and is hopefully just the beginning of a great new adventure that will see me walking all the way to Sydney, Australia, starting in may of 2013. 

Enjoy the pictures and follow the continuing saga at www.the-walk.se


Mats Andrén är utbildad på Fotoskolan i Stockholm där han idag arbetar som lärare.