Exhibitions | A Tres Bandas | 2010
"Doña Susana" | 2010 | Analogue Print | 50 x 50 cm
Opening and Closing: Wednesday, 17 November 2010 - 7:30pm to Thursday, 20 January 2011 - 6:00pm

Karen Biswell photographs, despite its vernacular character, are not only documetary.

They divert the eye from reality into the more abstract phenomenon of memory and remembrance.

When photographing his Colombian family, the artist begins to perceive the mnemonic content of her work, either while taking the photo or in the image itself. The daily lunch at Grandma's house was so transformed naturally into a ritual portrait session of its inhabitants, their guests, their rooms and their objects. The photo is claimed as a daily ceremony that releases the reminiscences of a past that few remembered. Remembering is systematically translated through the lens of the camera, thus confusing the time of memory and the time of the image itself.

In this spirit, these pictures are an optical translation of mental and unclear images, between recall and imagination, which typically characterize the appearance of our memories. This reappropriation of time through the image tends thereby to form a trialogue photographic memory. Then the eye will ramble from the search for the identity of the first family portraits, to the the silent images of a ageless house and the traces of the latent presence of Mario Criales, the defunct grandfather and popular billiards champion.

These photographs are in some way the iconography of future memories.

 

Curator: Julien Petit

Videos
Selected works
"A Tes Bandas" | 2014 | 2nd floor, general view
"A Tes Bandas" | 2014 | 2nd floor, general view
"A Tes Bandas" | 2014 | 2nd floor, general view
"A Tes Bandas" | 2014 | 2nd floor, general view
"A Tes Bandas" | 2014 | 2nd floor, general view
"A Tres Bandas" | 2014 | Detail
"A Tres Bandas" | 2014 | Detail
"A Tres Bandas" | 2014 | Detail
"A Tres Bandas" | 2014 | Detail
"The Niece" | 2010 | Analogue Print | 100 x 100 cm
"The Pot" | 2010 | Analogue Print | 50 x 50 cm
"The Curtain" | 2010 | Analogue Print | 100 x 100 cm
"The Trophy" | 2010 | Analogue Print | 50 x 50 cm
"Miguel Ángel" | 2010 | Analogue Print | 100 x 100 cm
"The Chinese look" | 2010 | Analogue Print | 50 x 50 cm
"Mario and Susana" | 2010 | Analogue Print | 50 x 50 cm
"Johana Marcela" | 2010 | Analogue Print | 100 x 100 cm
"We are Free" | 2010 | Analogue Print | 100 x 100 cm