Kata Geibl: Sisyphus
29. 3. - 18. 4. 2019
openong: 28. 3. 2019 at 7 p.m.
H2, student project space
UMPRUM, nam. Jana Palacha 80, Prague 1, basement
Hungarian photographer Kata Geibl will present her work Sisyphus at H2, student project space at UMPRUM.
In Greek mythology, Sisyphus tricked Death by trapping Thanatos in chains. Once Thanatos was bound by chains, no one died on Earth, this is why Sisyphus was punished to roll an enormous rock up a hill, only to watch it come back to hit him, repeating this action for eternity.
How we used to think about the world is changing radically every day. Religion is replaced by science, we are flooded by images every day, we want instant access to knowledge. Photography as a medium has the ability to capture everything that’s in front of the camera, the machinery sees even what the human eye is not capable of. We can see universes, stars exploding, microscopic worlds, atom bomb detonation with the safety of the far distance. Through these images, we think we can get closer to understand how the world is functioning without ever experiencing or seeing it through our own eyes. In her series Sisyphus, Kata Geibl constructed an imaginary laboratory where it’s up to the reader to decide where the line lies between fiction and reality without any scientific explanation.
Kata Geibl - Born in 1989, of Hungarian origin, Kata Geibl studied photography in Budapest at the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design and at Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture in Helsinki, Finland. Her work is mainly focused on humanity, collective memory and the ambiguities of the photographic medium. In the last 3 years she has exhibited in group shows in Budapest and became a member of the young Artists’ and Photographers’ Association. She presented her most recent series, Sisyphus, at the Unseen Amsterdam festival in September. In 2018 she received the Photography Scholarship of the Association of Hungarian Photographers and won the emerging talent Carte Blanche Students Award founded by Paris Photo.
The exhibition was supported by Hungarian Institute in Prague.