HIDDEN VISIONS - Laura Parker (US), Caleb Charland (US) and Kristina Bengtsson (SE)

8 JUNE- 24 JUNE 2012

Caleb Charland  & Kristina Bengtsson

Caleb Charland & Kristina Bengtsson

Kristina Bengtsson & Laura Parker

Kristina Bengtsson & Laura Parker

Caleb Charland

Caleb Charland

Lara Parker

Lara Parker

Caleb Charland

Caleb Charland

Kristina Bengtsson

Kristina Bengtsson

Laura Parker & Caleb Charland

Laura Parker & Caleb Charland

Kristina Bengtsson & Laura Parker

Kristina Bengtsson & Laura Parker

Caleb Charland

Caleb Charland

The exhibition is part of Copenhagen photo festival 2012

 

"Hidden Visions" is a study on the meditative world of photography, one quite forgotten at times.
 It is an exhibition that aims to explore the crossover between our traditional view of photography,
and one that is free of the (potential) restraints of a camera. Whether it be through photograms
manipulated negatives, or projections, there is an appealing nature to the study of how
 the photograph can be pushed forward, beyond its traditional state, into new perspectives,
new methods, and, all the while, getting an interesting look back at the world of photography.

 

Camera-less photography has been a well-known medium that was catapulted into stardom
along with the Surrealists. However, it has been forgotten in the digital age and in the transience
of the industry today, the camera-less has played backdrop. Even though it is submerged into
 the dirty underground of the photography scene, there are several artists, who have chosen
to work in this medium, questioning our understanding of what a photograph is and can be.

 

KONTORprojects has the pleasure of showing three photographic artists as part of the
"Hidden Visions" exhibition: Laura Parker, Caleb Charland, and Kristina Bengtsson will all be
showing their personal camera-less work.

The product of this is mechanical and organic, poised and accidental, meditative and simple,
simultaneously. Laura Parker sees the unseen, creates a world of lost objects and perspectives.
Caleb Charland visualizes organisms as chemically manipulated, grotesquely beautiful negatives.
Kristina Bengtsson realizes the minuscule individuality in found places, and forgotten corners.
Together they give us a vast, spanning view of the world of the poetic, camera-less photography.