MIKLOS GALInstallation 4.4.2009 – 26.4.2009

General view of the exhibition, 2009

In his current exhibition, Miklos Gal (b.1974) turns his attention to a variety of different topics in a variety of different techniques, including video and photography presenting them in different formats. He continues his exploration of photography, with a particular interest in the emphasis placed on the subjective nature of experience, reinterpretating the subject from its context and the way in which a photograph dismantles the illusion of reality.

Gal notes that for his video installation Hey Homer! (Epic Proportions), 2009, he has captured "slowly moving smoke formations assuming a life of their own, their proportions becoming increasingly blurred. The images have been captured using a high-speed camera that allows one second of footage to be stretched over five minutes. The result is almost like looking into a time microscope where the smoke creates a neverending variety of shapes and formations. The title is a reference, not just to Homer, but also to storytelling. The motif in itself is not significant, what is important is how it acts as a projection surface for the viewer." The exhibition also includes photomontages.

For his Phrases Project slide installation (1993-) Gal has drawn on a selection of quotes, excerpts from conversations he has overheard and recorded in his sketchbooks over the years. Gal says "these dialogues I have quoted give you very quickly an idea of the original situation. Like a photograph, the lines create their own version of the reality they depict and leave us with a mere trace of what has passed. My piece is concerned with linguistic expression, the conditions and limitations that govern it. It is as if these spontaneous and trivial utterances offer a solution to the original situation. They stem from the need to think of an relieving explanation or can simply reflect sudden bursts of temper."

"Even a tiny moment can tell a story. A familiar view can be revealed to us in a new and unexpected light. I might see something that previously remained hidden, something that changes the way I see my surroudings and myself. Suddenly, I can feel like I understand and feel something very intensely."

Rauli Heino

 
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    General view of the exhibition, 2009

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    Phrases project, 2009
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    Phrases project, 2009
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    Phrases project, 2009
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    Phrases project, 2009
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    Hey Homer! (Epic proportions) -series, 2009
    pigmentprint
    132 x 92 cm

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    Hey Homer! (Epic proportions), 2009
    pigment print
    132 x 92 cm
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    Hey Homer! (Epic proportions), 2009
    pigment print
    132 x 92 cm

 
 
 
 
 
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