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PAST EXHIBITON    /    NINA HOVE    /   17|01|14  -  15|02|14

 

HOVE EMPLOYS A DOCUMENTARY STYLE NOT IN THE SERVICE OF REALISTIC DESCRIPTION, BUT RATHER DISLOCATING FRAGMENTS OF PLACES, OBJECTS AND PEOPLE, SUSPENDED MOMENTS IN TIME, REMOVING THEM FROM THEIR OWN CONTEXTS AND REALITIES.

THE COMPLEXITY AND SEEMING RANDOMNESS OF THE VERNACULAR WHILST REJECTING ANY PRESUPPOSED NARRATIVE STRUCTURE, ALLOWING A FORM OF VISUAL POETRY TO TAKE HOLD OF THE VIEWER, AS A PERSONAL, DIARISTIC EXAMINATION OF FRAGMENTARY PERSONAL EXPERIENCES.

WORKING WITHIN THE PRACTISE OF ANALOGUE PHOTOGRAPHY AND DEALING WITH THE PHOTOGRAPHS AS PHYSICAL OBJECTS, HOVEĀ“S POST-PRODUCTION IS AS IMPORTANT THEN TAKING THE PICTURES. COMBINING THE IMAGES INTO A WHOLE AND RECREATE THE ATMOSPHERE THAT ORIGINATED IN THE MOMENT THE PHOTOGRAPHS WERE TAKEN, THE INTENTION IS TO LOOK BEYOND THE OBVIOUS AND CREATE A DIALOGUE WITHIN THE WORK THEIR RELATION TO THE AUDIENCE.

THE WORK INHABITS A VIBRATING ENERGY BETWEEN A SILENT ATMOSPHERE AND UNREVEALED STORIES. IT INTUITIVELY EXPLORES THE VERNACULAR, CAPTURING A FEELING, THROUGH NOTICING FRAGMENTARY MOMENTS IN EVERYDAY LIFE, WHERE THE SUCCESSION OF QUESTIONS IN THE IMAGES ARE MORE IMPORTANT THAN POINTING TO A SERIES OF NEAT ANSWERS OR ANY CERTAIN REALITY. IN THIS WAY THE PHOTOGRAPHS ALLOWS TO BRIDGE THE SPACE BETWEEN HER LIVED EXPERIENCES.