“Cheek kisses” is a series of butt prints from a public toilet at the Amsterdam Central Station. Using fine charcoal powder, a soft brush and sticky foil, Erlsland collects traces from people who have been sitting on the same public toilet seat. The result is a documentation of unseen intimacy in public space – an image of all the strangers indirectly touching butts every day.
(2016 / charcoal, sticky foil / various)
About Jonas Ersland
Jonas Ersland designs ways of depicting current issues, through a process based on inventing and exploring the photographic tools needed to tell the story. Using a visual language of empathy and familiarity, he explores the human side of a range of subjects: technology, identity and our impact on a changing society.