14/02/2020 - 16/02/2020
Joining two previous projects, Gone Clicking (2018-) and Gone Swimming (2019), Tina
Umer wants to create an environment where tension between the overwhelming and the
pleasant shows us the human ability to filter out, twist and turn, be anxiously amused or depressingly indifferent.
Drawing from the “public-private” field online, she evokes discussions on value of
objects, consumerism and the human experience. The works may encounter the viewer with fascination, entertaining them, evoking pleasant humoresque moments only to leave her overwhelmed, guilty or worried. The notions of the modern silk road, of the tipping turn for our climate, of our insatiable need to be entertained and improved may feel hopeless, but at the end of the day the artist just gives these objects a second life, an immortalized moment in the multiply of online universes and a prolonged conversation on our needs and desires.
Water comes into the work through a blue camouflaged golf ball, reminding us of our
planet and the relation we have to it. The same elements that give and take come across
with the idealized life of lying on the beach, indulging in nothingness.
Perhaps a newspaper comes by, where we can keep our mind engaged in reading about
some seemingly distant problems.
Tina Umer was born in 1991 in Koper, Slovenia, lives and works in Gothenburg. She holds an MA in Photography from Valand. She works from a photographic standpoint but blends it with installation, textile art and drawing.
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