Hedvig, Mary, Ruth, Helene: as young women they freely bound themselves to servitude, to never be of any man. Torben Eskerod invites the retired deaconesses to situate themselves in another scene. He works to make a site different from the one assigned in life. Precisely there, in the last place the Sisters call home, before their verses are inscribed on tombstones. In the living room, with the light found there, he improvises a studio against a white wall: huge windows and artificial light from the ceiling. 

Extract from João Biehl’s text in Torben Eskerod’s book Faces

Sister Hedvig

Sister Hedvig was consecrated in 1924 with the words: "Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead."

Timothy 2,8.

Sister Mary

Sister Mary was consecrated in 1927 with the words: 

”I am the light of the world, he that follow me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”

John 8,12

Sister Ruth

Sister Ruth was consecrated in 1929 with the words: 

”They that sow in tears shall reap with songs of joy.”

Psalm 126,5 

Sister Helene

Sister Helene was consecrated in 1933 with the words: 

”Ask, and it shall be given you; seek and ye shall find; knock and it shall be opened unto you.”

Matthew 7,7 

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