• “Open are the double doors of the horizon / Unlocked are its bolts”. This refrain, from Act 1 of
    the opera Akhnaten by Philip Glass, is taken from original texts that were written in the reign of
    Akhenaten, the Egyptian pharaoh who acclaimed the sun as a god. The refrain was accompanied
    by the breathlessly forward-driving repetitions of Minimal Music and it seems almost as though
    it had been written to underscore the photographs from Björn Abelin’s new series Apocalypse,
    just as the film Koyaanisqatsi was so beautifully transported by the music of Philip Glass. 
     
    This is an excerpt from the text written by the german writer and critic
    Christiane Stahl and is included in my portfolio Apocalypse. 
    The limited edition contains 13 prints and can be ordered
    directly from me, bjorn.abelin@gmail.com. 
    If you have any questions just feel free to email me
    and I´ll get back to you right away.
     
    During the 25/10-14/12 2013 my work is on
    display at Swedish Photography in Berlin.
     
    The BOX is produced by Anders Schmidt ( UNIFORM ).
    And the prints are made by Magnus Sahlström and Andreas Lisstrand.