BEHIND THE HOUSE
photography : Ilka Kramer
text : Olivier Cadiot
100 ex. all signed and numbered
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Behind the house, far away from the life of adults, the garden, the fields and the forest become an immense land to explore.
The murky spot under the fig tree, the tree house in a poplar, the tunnel under the brambles may all lead to a secret garden.
Where time stands still, children get lost in the stories they tell themselves, and they confront nature in all its beauty and generosity,
but also its hostly and constant change. It is from observing the childrens' games and rituals, and from her own memories
of childhood that Ilka Kramer builds images of the relationship with nature, which man reinvents differently throughout life.