Listening to the Sounds of Home on Fårö

       “If one were to be formal, one could say that I had found a home, a true home.” — Ingmar Bergman about his first meeting with Fårö     Bergman found his home on the island of Fårö and proceeded to build a dwelling there. Not only did he inhabit the house he built, but his films found their “location,” their home, on the island. What does it mean to find a “true home” – not the home of one’s birth but one found as an adult? How did rauks and stones, the sound of the wind

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Home in Fårö

 “If one were to be formal, one could say that I had found a home, a true home.” (Ingmar Bergman about his first meeting with Fårö) Bergman found his home on the island of Fårö and proceeded to build a dwelling there. Not only did he inhabit the house he built, but his films found their “location,” their home, on the island. What does it mean to find a “true home” – not the home of one’s birth but one found as an adult? How did rauks and stones, the sound of the wind through pines and the cries of

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Fårö Document

“Our relation to place is irrational. There are things that surpass reason therein. There always remains an unknown and invincible power (magnetism, magic, gravity,…) that ties us to a path, a dwelling, a city, a countryside, a hidden place in a residence, in a garden. ….we are secret characters in a grand and multi-century story that places are recounting.”   Idriss Aissa  

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