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Photography exhibition: A Stage of Ones Own

Datum objave:02.12.2017

Pročitano:1035 puta

Datum održavanja: 04.12.2017 - 16.12.2017

Lokacija: Бартcелона, Belgrade Design District

Artist: Velma Babić
Exhibition from 4th to 16tn of December 2017
Opening 4th of December 2017
Where:
БартcелонаBelgrade Design District, 1 Sprat, lokal 96
Facebook event:
https://www.facebook.com/events/759441534266848/
About the Artist & Project, Serbian & English
Serbian:
“The stage of one’s own”

 
Naslov projekta - u prijevodu “Sopstvena pozornica” - se oslanja na esej Virdžinije Vulf “The room of one’s own” (“Sopstvena soba”). U ovom eseju, ona formuliše zahtjev za pristupom obrazovanju i stvaralaštvu za svoje savremenice, ali i sopstvenim prostorom, kao preduslov za kreativni rad i razvoj.
 
Tokom mojih prvih pokušaja da razvijem svoj umjetnički izraz kroz fotografiju, u početku je to bila prazna soba koja mi je pružila upravo ovu funkciju. Pri tome su nastajale fotografije čija sam autorka i istovremeno subjekt izvođenja.

 

Бартcелона, Belgrade Design District
 
Izbor ovih fotografija izložen je u galeriji Bartselona u Beogradu 2015. godine.
 
U seriji fotografija “Sopstvena pozornica”, međutim, koristim kontekst otvorenog prostora, koji je javni, i samim tim ne više sopstveni. Fokus introspekcije, na osnovu ranijeg motiva sobe, u ovoj se seriji prebacuje na odnos vanjskog prostora i ženskog lika u njemu. Prateća je svjesnost o izloženosti pogledima ljudi u prolazu, koji posmatraju dešavanje na “pozornici”.

Polazeći od navedenog zahtjeva Vulfove, danas se podrazumijevaju uslovi za kreativno djelovanje i za žene. Međutim, iz razloga dostupnosti i vidljivosti (putem interneta) u oblasti vizuelne umjetnosti, granice između privatnog i javnog prostora postale su nejasne. Posljedica toga su projekcije ne samo na ženski lik i njeno tijelo (sopstveni prostor) na slici, već i na kreativne sadržaje koje bi kao umjetnica “trebala" isporučiti.

Shodno tome, u fotografijama aktivnije pokrivam elemente performansne umjetnosti. Scenario (kulisa) kao što su pista, priroda i ograde, te rekviziti - ogledalo, maske, muška odjeća - kreiraju spektar značenja u vezi sa identifikacijom sopstvenog i po mogućnosti nezavisnog umjetničkog identiteta.

 

Бартcелона, Belgrade Design District

Motiv starog ženskog šešira služi kao simbolična reminiscencija na Vulfovu “Sopstvenu sobu” i značenje njenog teksta u kontekstu savremene umjetničke “pozornice”.

Velma Babić
English:
A Stage of One’ Own


The title of my photography project alludes to Virginia Woolf’s essay ‘A Room of one’s Own’. In this essay, she formulates her request for access to education and creative work (among others) for her contemporaries, as well as an own space as a mandatory precondition for their creative and intellectual development.

During my first attempts to develop my own artistic expression through photography, it has been initially an empty room which provided me with exactly this function. Eventually, I have created a series of photographs for which I have been both the author as well as the performing subject.

A selection of these photographs has been exhibited in the gallery Bartcelona in Belgrade in 2015.

In “A Stage of one’s Own”, however, I have worked on a different context of space: The concrete “own space” is being relocated into the open space, which is public and hence “no-longer-own space”.

Going back to Woolf’s requirement: I am leaving the space enclosed by four walls to work creatively “in the open” and thereby to create a new spectrum of meaning for the female subject: e.g. the subject strives to merge her shape along with the wild flora in the image – a metaphor for the wild and untamed nature.

While these images are shot, situations emerge which are resembling a stage: as it has happened quite a few times, passers-by stop and watch. This has led me to cover the aspects of performance art more actively in a photographic manner: To be present in the image rather as an performance artist, while the scenario plays a supporting role in the interpretation.

Thus, by means of global visibility (through the internet), the borderline between the private (the own space/body) and the public space are blurred inside visual arts. This eventually leads to projections upon the female body in the image, raising directly expectations with regards to contents that the (female) artist is supposed to deliver.

In this context, my voice as the author becomes more distinct: in the interaction with the scenarios like the runway, nature and fences, I am using requisites like masks, mirrors, male clothing etc. to reflect the illusion of an entirely independent identity of the female artist. The occasional appearance of an old lady’s hat serves as a critical reminiscence of Woolf’s pretext and its relevance for the current female artist and her “own room” which can be seen much more as “a stage”.


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