Noomi Ljungdell’s exhibition A House/ An Inventory emanates from a house as a research project. The basic questions, like what does the house look like, what colour and form does it have, who lives there, what is in there and so on, are turned into philosophical questions about the apparent. What is it that we really see, how things take their form in front of us and what does our casual surroundings exist of. Ljungdell divides the consistency of the house with the help of photography and text.
One of the works, A House, has its origin in a photography of a house, but where the visual information has been replaced with words. Words describe what the eye can not see. A roof, a wall, a bush, a window. There are no firm entities left in the picture, just fragments that one can try to build something with. The pictures with words escapes the precise, determined interpretations, compilations and answers. To read words and text is an activity in the now and the text is defined in the moment. Through the words the viewer becomes an active co-creator of definitions, and the distance between acting and seeing is diminished.
Noomi Ljungdell (born 1979) is a finnish photoartist. The base of Ljungdells works is often conceptual: she explores the experiences of presence, place and sensation with the help of photographers, text and installations.
With support from
The Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme