Un Ange Passe
This exhibition presents an exploration or material expression of subtle human gestures and their ephemeral, fluctuating meanings. “Un Ange Pass”, a moment between us when we look at each other but do not speak. A life-less portrait, a face, a vessel, we fill it with our own significations and experiences. We project our ideal, our envisioned image on to her, emptying her of her own meaning and effectively deluding ourselves. THE TRUE RITUAL. A look behind in the mirror and the trick is given away. When we realize the fingers are crossed and the farce is exposed, the structure of our expectations crumbles.
Yes, to flee from myself.
Remember nothing. Empty my whole being.
Yes, mind you: a body... to be just a body.
You say it's hers, in her likeness?
I no longer feel myself, I no longer care.
I no longer know how to live.
A body, a body without a name, waiting for someone to take it.
Cia, ACT I, extracted from the play As you Desire Me by Luigi Pirandello
Romana Drdova (*1987) currently studies New Media at AVU and lives and works in Prague. Throughout her work, her attention focuses on the material representation of time, and fragmented perspectives of space and light. Most recently, she has exhibited her work in the Trade Fair Palace in the National Gallery in Prague, Gallery GAMU, and the Liège Photography Biennale.