First and foremost Carla Åhlanders pictures tell the story of a kind of forced state of pacience, lost or empty time. When a person is seen in them it is never as an individual but just as a representation of a person, trapped in a story without beginning, middle or end. The situations are often filled with a kind og casual hopelessness: like for example a woman trying to cross over to the other side of the road or a boy sitting alone on a square, a couple with a flat-tire on the freeway – they are one with their situation and isolated from the rest of the world. But people are not always needed in the pictures. Different types of rooms clearly shows what a person is aloud to be in them. Their familiar order and structure seem even more helpless and lost. The biggest part of a persons excistence, one realises, is absurd. It is just the factual intrinsic humour that pervades the pictures.
Carla Åhlander, born in Lund, but live and works in Berlin. Since 1998 she first and foremost work with photography but also with lightinstallations, text and performance. Åhlander will in this exhibition show a number of photoseries from the past ten years.
Carla Åhlander also has a current and vast installation Perspectives at the Schwartzkopffstrasse in Berlin. She has previously participated in exhibitions like Immortality, TENT-center for Visual Arts, Rotterdam (2009); Police the Police, Biennal for Young Art in Bucharest (2010); Touched, Liverpool Biennal (2010); Gradual Change!, Nordin Gallery, Stockholm (2001); Boredom, Essays and Observations, Berlin (2012) och Anyone for cricket?, Kunstverein Horn, Austria (2013).