- Aslak Vibæk og Peter Døssing
Most of us have a fairly solid idea of what a photograph is. We think of it as a motif fixed on a surface. But it is not necessarily so. A photograph can be created without a camera, it can be fixed on materials other than paper and may be extended in time. So how can we understand a photograph; identify the photographic? In the exhibition Thawed Time, the artist duo AVPD (Aslak Vibæk and Peter Døssing) experiment with photography and investigate the photographic process and method. They seek to question the representational aspects of photography; that a photographic image refers to something other than what it is or does.
AVPD challenge the idea of photography as a moment frozen in time. They try to unfreeze time by creating a series of post-photographic works that introduce time as an active, dynamic figure –creating a certain tension between time inherent to the art work and time perceived by the viewer. Directly translated photography means “light-writing” and light is a key element in the exhibition; light’s effect on paper, objects, space and the senses. The light as a transformative feature causing the experience of the works to evolve and change.
At the exhibition Thawed Time we find a number of new works, which, in dialogue with selected older projects, can be seen as a collective statement. A complete installational experience that favours the eye but concerns all the bodily senses.
Thawed Time is part of the Fotobiennalen 2018.
The exhibition is made possible with support from: The City of Copenhagen, The Danish Arts Council, DGI Byen, DJ:Photographers & Husted Vin.