photo installation, pigment print on aluminum, mirror-plinth, showcase frame, 60x90 cm, mirror, 45×80 cm, sugar 90x60cm 2021
The work was part of the duo exhibition by Sigrid Viir and Cloe Jancis. The catalyst for the co-exhibition was the project „Isolation Dialogues“ initiated by the Museum of Photography in spring 2020, with the aim to document the perception of the era of isolation as well as the entirely new situation. The artists admit that despite the spatial and social restrictions incurred by the novel situation a year ago, they had an opportunity to experiment with a new creative process through isolation dialogues. The situation offered freedom arising from unpredictability and friendly rivalry and their working process had an exciting scent of outmanoeuvring. The dialogue between Viir and Jancis brings out humour and absurd as one of the possible defence mechanisms and ways of escaping from mental and physical confinement while simultaneously referring to personal issues in everyday life. Through the form of their photographs as well as their installative objects, Viir and Jancis have extended the borders of a photographic frame and added one possible layer for interpreting the image seen on the photographs.