EVENT: AN EXHIBITION BY JULIA HEURLING
PART OF THE WORKSHOP “MAPPING KEFALONIA”
TIME: OPENING FRIDAY 27 JUNE 20.00
PLACE: THE IONION CENTER FOR THE ARTS AND CULTURE
How can you activate/invite a viewer to read/visit a place through photography?
What are the limits and extensions of visual perception and representation of specific photographic works?
The title refers to how maps usually represent a two dimensional idea of reality. By taking photographic series I aim to accentuate the human experience of place, focusing on ground perspective and three-dimensional experience.
The project have developed from collecting views by photography, and investigating different ways to represent the island Kefalonia from these views. The exhibition also include photographs from the island Skeppsholmen in Stockholm. The investigations tell about views, but also about the position of the eye.
The photos are taken in series, to describe continuity, context and viewer perspective
of visual appearance. The series are combined into patterns, addressing questions as:
What do repeat do to the visual content in a photography? Will it be redundant or are other qualities than motive given attention?
I see and use photographs as a tool for visual thinking. Photographs give opportunity
to explore reality in separate constituent parts. When working with pattern, interrelations, continuity and rhythm within a composition are equally important as content of an image. The project can be seen as a subjective and slightly fictional take on a documentary medium as photography.
Similar to the idea of abstraction, pattern can be a tool to clarify, simplify and exaggerate
certain visual characteristics. “A horizon is not flat” aims to communicate and highlight characteristics as shape, colour and spatial changeability of Kefalonian views and appearances.
Julia Heurling works as a designer and artist specialized in pattern and Textiles. She is educated at the Swedish school of Textiles and based in Stockholm, Sweden. Among her commissions are patterns for wallpaper, iPhone cases, calendars, textiles, and artistic decorations.
The exhibition is supported by ”Iaspis“, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee’s Programme
for Visual Artists.