Opening / Long Friday: February 18, 2021 from 12-6 pm
Exhibition goes until May 6, 2021
at the AnzenbergerGallery
Absberggasse 27, 1100 Vienna
Opening hours: Wed - Fri 12 to 6 pm or by appointment
The exhibition is part of Foto Wien - the Month of Photography in Vienna.
There is an analogue link between earth and women, the figure of Mother Earth. However the relationship of belonging to the land does not concern women only but all human beings. /Emilie Hache, Critical Zones/
Rain and storms have accompanied me all the way while crossing Europe between Paris to Vienna. That unpredictable atmosphere has definitely influenced my work at the Bildraum Studio during a few months of artist residency. What if Earth, as we know it actually, would be just a remnant of an ancient state? Saving what still remains becomes urgent but it seems already a desperate action. That reminds me that in ancient cultures the rituals for asking grace and help from the Powers were celebrated in order to avoid the disasters. Do we need such a remedy while we are already looking for the possibility of life on other planets? Are we preparing humanity to abandon the increasingly uninhabitable Earth for elsewhere and start all over again? As a member of an endangered society my perception of reality has changed over time and indeed, I need to create rituals as our ancestors.
My landscapes become fragmented, each part of them is like a votive offer for the World. Industrial grids as a device to unite these fragments and put them in relation create a kind of improvised altars for all those precious elements. That could be modulated by each one by adding new elements while we are threatened by floods, hurricanes or fires. We have to save the most precious things while expecting for everything to become stable again.
The idea of concluding a process of working has become less important to me than before, it is rather the energy that emerges from it which seems to me more relevant. The creation of new relations and possibility of changes between all the elements are the only constant in the dialogue between thoughts, actions and images .