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Søren Solkær: Photography

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Category: Exhibit
Start date: 09 Dec 2023 10:00 AM
End date: 10 Mar 2024 05:00 PM
Street / Location: 2655 NW Market Street
City / town: Seattle
Country: Washington, USA
Organizer: National Nordic Museum
Name: National Nordic Museum
Email: marketing@nordicmuseum.org
Phone: 2067895707
Homepage: https://nordicmuseum.org/exhibitions/black-sun

The exhibit Black Sun features recent work by Danish photographer Søren Solkær (b. 1969).
Solkær established his career in the early aughts with penetrating portraits of legendary performers Björk, Metallica, Paul McCartney, the White Stripes, Amy Winehouse, and many others. The subjects of the photographer’s present work are music makers of another sort.

In his photographic series of the same name (Black Sun), Solkær studies the murmurations of starlings. A “murmuration” is the form made by a flock in flight. The term derives from “murmur,” or the soft sound of the starlings’ flight calls and fluttering wings as they move together midair. Starling murmurations take myriad forms—from abstract to representational, and Solkær has captured this phenomenon across Europe since 2017. Occurring before dusk in the spring and fall months, the mysterious act may function as an open call to join the evening roost and provide protection against predators. While Solkær’s Black Sun series celebrates this curious occurrence of shape-shifting starlings, it also pays homage to landscapes as subject matter in European painting and Japanese woodblock prints. Featuring over 50 photographs and video art, Søren Solkær: Black Sun is the first exhibition of this series in a U.S. museum.