With nostalgia-lined darkness, The Rorschach Exposures urge us to delve into our own identity and life narrative. Frode Olsen explores the interplay between object and observer as a bi-directional stream of interpretation. The photo and what it depicts cannot inspire questions or meaning without the contribution of the individual: it is our background and world view that sets the stage for any given subject to play out its potential. Likewise, the interpretation which arises in the intercept between image and individual is fed back into the interpretation of our own identity, contributing to a more comprehensive understanding of ourselves.
By using ambiguity and unexpected connections as instruments, Frode Olsen seeks to shine a light on this connection between person and perception, as well as the relationship between narrative and memories – two entities which aren’t merely sequential, but continuously push and pull at each other in their struggle to explain the self.