Vent Space (Vabaduse väljak 6/8, Kunstihoone sisehoov)
Carol Katkoff will open her solo exhibition “Using a Metamorphotic Photo Story as a Medium for the Analysis of the Viewer” at Vent Space project space on Wednesday,
February 6, 2019 at 6pm.
Carol Katkoff is interested in the psychological process of perceiving
the world and how it makes everyone experience the surroundings through
their own unique distorting mirrors. The world we are experiencing is only the imagination of reality. The image
dictates the ways we perceive.
The key of the exhibition is a meta-morphotic photo story bound into an accordion book, which is accompanied by videos of the interviews with the viewers. The author created the book with an idea, that it’s story is formed depending on the viewer and one’s individual experiences and imagination. In a chaotic, but narrative photo story, the aimlessly drifting camera creates a metamorphotic plot, where the characters might or might not be linked together through only a chance. The actions of the characters might seem to have a purpose, but before we reach it, the camera might have already found a new subject of interest or brought us into an absurd situation.
The photo story is like a little replicate of the chaos we experience in real life, in which we try to find a meaning already because we have an instinctive need for it. The instinctive need is the reason why also the viewer is trying to reach an order in the chaos and find meanings in the story. The viewer is an active participant in the creative process, so that the story behind is formed by the individual experience and imagination. The complete form comes into being in a moment the viewer meets the story. The process the viewer goes through is a reflection of how the analyze should take place with the perceived information in general. The meanings the author might have actually had creating the story don’t own an importance.
The exhibition will be open daily from 12pm to 6pm until February 9, 2019.
Carol Katkoff is studying in MA Programme of Contemporary Art at Estonian Academy of Arts. The current exhibition was created as a thesis work
in Photography at Pallas University of Applied Sciences in 2018.