Sofie Grevelius


The project shown in Peepshow is called NOTICE and consists of mobile photographs of notices mounted on the inside of doors. At the time of writing there are around 100 photographs and the series is constantly growing as I see new notices.

The title refers to the double meaning of the word. NOTICE can mean both ’the fact of observing or paying attention to something’ and ’notification or warning of something’.

To stack the ephemeral
The collection of notices began when I was on parental leave, aimlessly wandering the streets of my neighborhood. The white A4-sheet of paper caught my attention and suddenly my walks had a purpose. A year later and I am still on the lookout.
I have always collected (photographed) things and situations that have interested me. I have a series of containers, one with scaffoldings, one with people in yellow vests ... It is often the temporary things that attracts me, objects created without thought of an observer. In the city there are layers upon layer of disparate information and for me, making collections and series of things is a way to process what I see and to make something concrete out of the seemingly volatile and superficial. By gathering, I have found an approach to the information flow.

You can’t see the forest for all the trees
The focus of every image in NOTICE is an A4 shape. Behind the empty white surface you can see the contours of an interior, and in the reflection in the glass you can see an exterior. In each image there are many layers of information but despite this there is no specific content – the more you see, the less you know. The fact that we can only see the white back of the notice hints at this contradictory fact. Only the contours are available.

In the slideshow, there are a few images that are processed afterwards. By drawing on the photographs I’m adding another layer of information. The drawings also show contours and clues – drawings that hint at other parts of my practice. I could not resist the blank A4 sheet of paper. I had to draw on it, adding yet another layer of meaning. As the series grows, so will the number of drawings.


Thanks to Erwin Semler, Lurdo Collective