There was a time when people used to gather around a clearing in Torham's forest to share.
The plain rocks on the ground registered these ancestor's efforts to make any sense of their reality. With strong tools and stronger patience, they carved figures symbols and animals, as if they were aiming to turn their frustrations, hopes, anxieties and dreams into the common ground to keep surviving.
Commonly, these carvings from the Bronze Era in Blekinge have been associated to ceremonial and ritualistic purposes, depicting their beliefs in magnificient gods, portraying their conflicts in the ocean... UNTIL NOW.
After our visit to the Blekinge Museum's Storage, walking through all the remains of the elements that fulfilled their daily lives, we understood how important eel fisihing was for these communities, and we acknowledged the shapes of tools they used for this.
Then a question rose up:
WHAT IF THE CARVED FIGURES
ARE ACTUALLY TESTIMONIES OF THE PEOPLE'S RELATIONSHIP TO THE EELS?