Backlight 2021
Carl Sebastian Lindberg

Carl Sebastian Lindberg

© Carl Sebastian Lindberg


(b.1978, Finland)
Currently based in Helsinki, Finland and in Kirkenes, Norway.



“Home and Country relates the experiences of the artist’s aunt, author Ann-Mari Lindberg who, as a child, during the Second World War, lived in Finland. I wanted to recount small events from the life of a child, and to relate them to more turbulent historical events such as war. The alliance between Finland with Nazi Germany is touched upon when Ann-Mari speaks about how it felt to do the Nazi salute and march to the beat at The German School of Helsinki. Russian prisoners of war were made to work on farms, also on Ann-Mari’s fathers farm. By getting to know these prisoners her perception of Russians changed, it was difficult for her to see them merely as enemies.” (CSL)