A father and a mother are scarred in separate
traffic accidents. In the family home, the effects of their
trauma ring like an echo in the lives of their children.
Several decades later, Lars Embäck explores
and processes memories of a complicated childhood through
writing, drawing and collage. In parallel, the past as it
has been preserved in medical records, official transcripts,
photographs and newspaper cuttings are open to him and the
reader. Together, the two parts reflect each other like changeable
repetitions in an elusive pattern.
"Family Life" is the culmination
of more than two decades of exhibitions, artworks and
installations in which the artist Lars Embäck has tried
to address the legacy of his difficult childhood and his relationship
to his troubled parents.