Ola Stahl at the PBA Part I \\\ Red76

Tonight artist and editor Ola Stahl from Malmö, Sweden, presented the first of his two-part Pop-Up Book Academy. He worked his way through the journal entries of his great uncle; a journeyman laborer who moved to the United States from Sweden and stayed here for well over a quarter-century prior to World War II. Although some of the texts might have been more intimate or extraordinary in their nature, their main interest to Ola is in the poverty or simplicity of the language, and the multiple ways in which he can say the same phrase through the translation act.