Ciarabellini

November 13th – 16th, 2014
Opening: Thursday 13th November 6pm
At The Library Project
Curated by Lena von Geyso


BeyondPlaces&Times
presents six documentary journeys to places and people living in cities around the world and in between times – oscillating between the past and the present.

Each projects calls for a shifting and adjusting of one’s own viewpoint on the world around us and its photographic documentation, while at the same time projecting our position. Thereby, the relationship between what we see and the tales and stories we imagine along with these photos get twisted. These photographs play with the deprivation of the visible – presenting themselves as fragments, details, deconstructualizations, inspiring the telling of stories alongside the act of seeing. What do I see? And what don’t I see? What do these photos tell me? And what am I telling myself?

The journeys of these photographers test our current position and challenge us to discover new perspectives and new understandings of seeing and the visible.

The Artists

Uta Beyer – Heimlich
A conceptual work exploring the domestic spaces of a group of the impoverished elderly in Tbilisi, Georgia in 2012 and asks of the past: what does this mean for what I am, we are, now?

Lara Ciarabellini – Somnambulism
A metaphorical sleepwalk through the heart of former Yugoslavia, along the railroad Sarajevo-Belgrade, and through Bosnia and Herzegovina investigating the web of intertwining layers of the Yugoslav collective memory and identity in the last three decades, from Tito’s death to the war and its aftermath.

Italo Morales – Overnight Generation
A post-clash report on the complexity of young adults living in contemporary Sarajevo; a capital plagued by what has been acknowledged as the longest siege in modern history.

Gunta Podina – Njut Lagom! The Secret Art of Being Swedish
Examining the eccentricities and cultural cliché’s of Sweden, this project shows ordinary people doing that of the ‘typical’ within Swedish culture and endeavours to deconstruct conventional interpretations of people and their environment.

Franziska Rieder – Malika
And then, one day, she said: Let’s go to Puerto Rico, I want to show you where I am from. And there we were, looking at the remains of what once was a home.
A portrait series of Malika spanning ten years.

Christina Vazou – Behind the Scene of the Greek Crisis
A behind the scenes documentary  of the Greek political and financial crisis from 2009-2012 told through the personal experiences of Vazou; wife of a Greek member of parliament; a mother; a Greek citizen and of course, a photographer.