Facing grief and disorientation during the mourning of her mother, the artist had seeked comfort through a new expression of her intimate space. Instant photos taken in her bedroom and bathroom were assembled to symbolize the wave of our lives, sometimes gently sweeping us up, sometimes with violence.
As expressed below, the artist’s feelings were in strong resonance with our current experience of confinement and pandemic, redesigning our intimate life and world:
“This is the story of a timeless time, a standstill time, a closed, intimate space.
A bedroom. A bathroom. A tightened space. And in this familiar, known, inhabited space, the strangeness of shadows. [….] This is the story of a time, empty and full at once. A suspended wave that takes everything away. A foreign time – foreign as it is said of the one we don’t know anything about – bathed in the abstractions of a yet familiar world. A world we lose reading of because we don’t really know what to expect from it. Because we don’t even know what it will look like afterwards. This is the story of this helplessness, this stupefaction before the time elapsing while depriving us of everything.”
When: 7 May - 30 Jun 2020,
Venue/Organizer: Intersections Gallery