I LEFT MY SHOES BEHIND / FOLD IN ON ITSELF

Sarah Ciurysek & Sanah Gobbeh

Vernissage  1st of February 2018 _ 7 pm with Introduction and Artist Talk
Duration      2nd - 24th of February 2018

The second presentation of the circle 2018 are two contemporary female positions, a show connecting Winnipeg with Teheran via Vienna.
Sarah Ciurysek is mainly working in photography, video and installation, examining the relation between human beings and nature. The tight relation between growing and dying, the sensibility of our natural environment and the way how we are treating or abusing it. The works reference graves, life, death, birth, history, archeology, nourishment and is focusing at use of human resources as well.

Sana Ghobbeh´s topic is based on an experience she had 2014 during her residency in Vienna. Sana collaborated with a Syrian artist, also a resident at the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education. (Let´s play 2014). She had to go back to Syria and left her shoes behind, such as trace. Meanwhile left behind shoes became a symbol of flight and persecution.

Politicians nowadays deny climate change and swing to the right - even if it had never been that obvious.
Our responsibility is to compel our respective governments and fellow people to assume theirs.

Sarah Ciurysek Canada


Fold in on itself 
 

These are photos of the bottoms of fallen trees; the root balls at the bottom of the trees start to resemble caves or voids. I've continued my exploration of soil but in this new direction...part of what interests me here is that what was underground has been
unearthed, and what makes us think of depth (roots reaching down into the soil) is now standing up on a vertical plane. I like the simultaneous experience of being grounded by the image, because it's a such a large representation of nature (and a connection to the earth is very important to me), yet there is still something disorienting and ungrounding about them.  In some, there is no horizon, and the image seems to fold in on itself. And again, I am interested in how photos can trigger the body... these are body-sized, sensuous, very material images... yet at the core, there is a nothingness.
Physicality and mortality are intensely brought together. The physicality of these images is partly due to the process of making them: I shot them on a large-format camera in locations across Western Canada, and then I had to travel to Banff to print them in special mural-printing facilities. Printing analogue photos at such a large-scale requires much time and a full-body commitment, in handling the photos and rolling them through the various chemical baths.

Sarah Ciurysek was raised in northern Alberta and continues to make much of her work there. She trained at Emily Carr University of Art + Design (BFA 2003), Parsons The New School for Design, and Concordia University (MFA 2007). Her work has been exhibited across Canada, in the UK, and in South Africa. She has participated in national and international residencies and has been the recipient of Canada Council and Alberta Foundation for the Arts grants. She is an Assistant Professor at the School of Art, University of Manitoba. 

http://sarahciurysek.com/


Sana Ghobbeh Iran

I left my shoes behind

‘I left my shoes behind’ is a series of photographs taken from a pair of shoes in urban spaces in different EU cities. The idea took shape when the artist had to say goodbye to a friend who was leaving Vienna back to Syria.

Sana Ghobbeh was raised in Teheran and studied Architecture at the faculty of Art and architecture at Tehran Azad University. From 2013 to 2015, she was granted an artistic research at Umeå school of Architecture (UMA) in Sweden. We met during her Artist in Residence program of the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, KulturKontak in Vienna in 2014. In 2016 she moved to Brussels to attend a postgraduate research program. Since then she lives in Brussels and works internationally as a visual and performance artist.

https://sanaghobbeh.weebly.com/
 

 I LEFT MY SHOES BEHIND /

FOLD IN ON ITSELF

Sarah Ciurysek & Sana Ghobbeh

Opening Launch with Introduction 1st of February, 2018, 7 pm

 

The second presentation of the circle 2018 are two contemporary female positions, a show connecting Winnipeg with Teheran via Vienna.

 

SARAH CIURYSEK

Sarah Ciurysek is mainly working in photography, video and installation, examining the relation between human beings and nature. The tight relation between growing and dying, the sensibility of our natural environment and the way how we are treating or abusing it. The works reference graves, life, death, birth, history, archeology, nourishment and is focusing at use of human resources as well.

 

SANA GHOBBEH
 

Sana Ghobbeh´s topic is based on an experience she had 2014 during her residency in Vienna. Sana collaborated with the Syrian artist, also a resident at the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education. (Let´s play 2014). She had to go back to Syria and left her shoes behind, such as trace. Meanwhile left behind shoes became a symbol of flight and persecution.

 

Politicians nowadays deny climate change and swing to the right - even if it had never been that obvious.

Our responsibility is to compel our respective governments and fellow people to assume theirs.

© 2016 Contemporary 12-14. Erstellt mit Wix.com

Schleifmühlgasse 12-14 - 1040 Wien

  • Facebook Clean
  • Twitter Clean