”Nils Bergendal’s works echo hollow, leaving an emptiness nonetheless filled, buzzing with the lives of the departed. At its best, this sensation delivers a brand of metaphorical sublimity, casting the viewer out into vast and wild fields of association. Startled before these works, we can only succumb ... It is as though Bergendal with quiet insistence presents us with a message written by the planet’s last inhabitant. The Name of Us makes it absolutely clear that this survivor will be a librarian or archivist. Only when history becomes meaningless will it be superbly written. This is nothing to look forward to, but certainly somewhere from which to look back.”

Axel Andersson,