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Jana Kolbert

OPAQUE

Diplom, 2023

Jana Kolbert, OPAQUE, Ausstellungsansicht, 2023

© Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien, Foto © Jorit Aust, 2023

Jana Kolbert, OPAQUE, Ausstellungsansicht, 2023

© Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien, Foto © Jorit Aust, 2023

Jana Kolbert, OPAQUE, Ausstellungsansicht, 2023

© Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien, Foto © Jorit Aust, 2023

OPAQUE
2023, Installation

By entering the installation you leave your reflection. Movement and immediateness contrast the captured moment. The motive is an abstraction of a new genre of self portrait; the elevator selfie. Polished aluminium mirrors the room. Transparency and the gaps of paint allow for the viewers to see themselves in the portrait, while the painted parts depict a mirroring of the painter in the metal door of an elevator. Here opacity is opposed to reflectiveness instead of transparency.

“I claim for everyone the right to opacity, which is not the same as closing oneself off. It is a means of reacting against all the ways of reducing us to the false clarity of universal models. [...] Let the right to opacity, whereby Diversity will best be preserved and acceptance strengthened, be a lamp watching over our poetics.” – Édouard Glissant
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