It seems that Galiaeva is not only leading us to personal places, but also leading us back in time. As Hilde de Bruijn describes her work in the Appel’s “In the mean time” catalogue it “gives the viewer the impression that what is being depicted has withdrawn itself from time”. And that “there also seems to be an accumulation of several periods from the past, both on a historical as well as on a personal level”. (…) “several pasts seem to come together in the shared presence of the photo.”
In the gallery, Ksenia Galiaeva will present her latest work with photographs, a slide installation and photo-albums.
The animations of Leslie Kamps
(1970, lives and works in Groningen), made with the aid of computer-programs, are both tragic and humorous. Although they often consist of only very simple elements such as lines and circles moving around in a mechanical and repetitive manner there’s definitely a story being told. While watching his schematized representations of human behavior identification with the mad little black ball seems inevitable. The animations that bear titles like Tiktak drie (Ticktack three) quite straightforwardly refer to serious existential matters but display something mildly lighthearted as well.
In Dolores Leslie Kamps will show 6 animations simultaneously, including his video Bismarck (2003), a reconstruction of the ruin of the German battleship Bismarck. According to the history books, the Bismarck, which the Germans had worked on for years, was finally finished in 1942. The ship was supposed to lead to a reversal in the Second World War, but it was all too soon destroyed by the English air force and navy. Two thousand Germans died.
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