Lehrende und MitarbeiterInnen

Senova, Basak Gastprof. Dr.

Titel
Someone has been sleeping in my bed. Orit Ishay
Untertitel
FotoWien
Typ
Ausstellung
Schlagwörter
photography, gaze
Texte
Each photograph in the Someone Has Been Sleeping in My Bed series displays the same body in distinctly different interior settings that have their unique style, character, theme, fashion, and atmosphere. A man is lying on a bed without moving. The position of his body suggests no action by maintaining an immobile posture as if he is dead; it feels like the body will remain completely still. The positioning of his hands raises a suspicion; it is not clear for the viewer whether it was staged to manipulate how the body must be seen and experienced. Nevertheless, the same body posture also stimulates a scene of sleep. Therefore, the photograph creates a tidal situation between life and death. Someone Has Been Sleeping in My Bed designates a binary orientation in line with the contemporary discourse of photography: on the one hand, each photograph focuses on visible reality, yet on the other hand, it relates to its photographic trace to various interpretative fields, rooted in pre-existing connotations. Therefore, these photographs question our perception of reality and the medium itself by creating another layer of complexity of vision and gaze on space, time and perspective.
Künstler*innen
Ishay, Orit
Kurator*innen
Basak Senova
Datum, Eröffnung und Ort
Datum
2019-03-21 – 2019-04-20
Eröffnung
Datum
2019-03-21
Ort
Wien, Österreich
Ortsbeschreibung
Philomena +
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