Hardy writes stories in images and tells visions in words - " Photos as fractions of thinking"
Batsceba Hardy, artist of the Irreality, lives and will only live ‘in’ the net, where she leaves already evidence with her constant performance: writing stories in images and telling visions in words. What remains is superfluous, in Wittgenstein terms, including her secret background. She could be anywhere, chasing skies among the clouds. She likes leaving traces of her passage in the places where she finds inspiration. She likes detecting herself inside the windows of houses. She likes revealing herself at night, before nobody.
Where did Photography was born? In the city. Urban framings have always been the essence of Photography, from the very beginning up until now.
No wonder then that Batsceba Hardy chose to dedicate part of her work as a photographer to the exploration of Berlin, the city among the cities, that probably, historically speaking, embodies the most the eternal fracture between what's possible and what is not, what has been and what will be.
This series of photographs must be viewed in the first place as a tribute to Berlin and its inhabitants, the tourists and invisible ghosts who fill up the coffee shops and the parks at every hour of the day, or walk down the lanes, or are just caught sitting on the Underground train heading to unknown places.
The photographer -- who is also a foreigner -- acts like an invisible spectator: she catches instants and weaves them together like Penelope did, creating thus a cloth of moods and feelings, expressions and moves, nuances and colors, in the attempt of guessing what the thoughts of those around her may be.
Faces reflected in windows, children and old people, parents and singles: all kind of human beings mingled together in the crucible of urban life.
In March 2010, at the Galleria La Carmelina (Ferrara, Italy), she exhibited "StoryBody and Ikonographie der Kontingenz Teil 1. : Frakturen", a cooperation with Alma A. (Martha Angharad Agostini) occasionally found.
In December 2010, Alma A and Batsceba Hardy have been invited to exhibit their current project “null” to the event “Luci sulla città”, September-December 2010, Caserta, OfCA Space.
10 November / 21 december 2011 exibition of StoryBody at Café Con Calma, in Berlin
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