E.B. Itso's practice is often concerned with neglected or overlooked areas in and around the city, and with the relationship between densely populated parts of society and rural areas. He has a special interest in people living outside the common grid. -By exploring the intersection of primitivism and contemporary culture, E.B. Itsso emphasises the underworld that exists in any city and country, thus giving a rare voice to people and places in the margins of society. His work is characterised by an unrecognisable human engagement, a fascination with the mundane and the overlooked, an interest in the strange and the hidden. There is an implicit social critique in E.B Itso's practice, questioning the dominant perception of what constitutes a good life and a sustainable society. In addition to urban buildings, E.B. Itso also works in film, photography and installation, combining these expressions with journeys of discovery, both near and far.
All photographs: Courtesy of the artist
Allotria, Mardin #1 2022.
Printed on fabric, variable dimensions
The focus of this study is the area of Den Sorte Firkant (Black Square) in Nørrebro, Copenhagen and the traces of the BZ (Occupiers) movement in the 1980s. With the dream of a freer life, the right to self-determination and the need to find cheap housing, young Occupiers occupied several houses in the area, known as Litte Feather, Snow White, Bazooka and Allotria. The most spectacular