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