Untitled Interiors

The exhibition “Untitled Interiors” shows 15 photos and an installation. The motives in the photos are minimalitic interiors, where the drawings of the sun are shown on the wall.
Exhibition duration:
08-01-2010 - 07-02-2010
Photography, installation
Untitled Interiors
Mette Bersang
The exhibition “Untitled Interiors” is composed of a series 15 photographs and an installation. The motives in the photographs are minimalistic interiors, where the drawing of the sun are shown on the wall. The project focus on the sunlight and what it means for the photographic image. The sunlight is used to make a cut in the surface of the photograph and there is a playful thought about the idea of the sunlight used to make a cut in the wall. Mette Bersang works with anonymous interiors but her use of light brings them a sensual and special marking. She thereby focuses on the space in the pictures. Mette Bersang finds her inspiration for her photographs in the work of the sculptor and painter Lucio Fontana (1899-1968) who is known especially for his works with holes and cuts in the canvas. She makes with a reference to Fontana cuts and holes in her work by the use of the sunlight and by overexposure. Mette Bersang´s pictures are a visible examination of the possibilities of the photographic medium and a desire to break the surface of the photograph and make a photographic hole in the wall. The pictures thereby often appear on the limit of pure abstraction, but by containing everyday objects as table edges and chair backs a reference to an everyday room are retained. She thereby withhold to the photographic media´s characterization and historical tradition about having a special connection and reference to reality. Mette Bersang thereby uses the photograph at it´s own premises and scratches in the surface of reality and points out the possibilities of another space in the world. Mette Bersang was born in 1977. She has a bachelor in photography from The Arts University College at Bournemouth in England and has a cand. mag degree in Visual Culture from The University of Copenhagen. Her work has featured in some solo and group exhibitions in Denmark and abroad, and she is represented in a range of collections. The exhibition in Galleri Image is Mette Bersang´s first solo show. Mette Bersang is co-founder and editor of the rewiew ”Filter – for fotografi.”

More information about the artist available here

Opening: Friday January 8, 2010 from 4 -6 pm.

Seminar: Saturday January 9, 2 pm. 
Mette Bersang will talk about her work. Extern lecturer in Arts and Culture Studies at the University of Copenhagen Sabine Nielsen will talk about “the photographic space.” Sabine Nielsen has currently published the book “Det fotografiske rum.”