Just a Minute
Just a Minute / 2021 Read more…
Like a tsunami.
4 billion new images inundate us every day.
Photography has turned into the most popular and widely-practiced game on Earth.
It has taken us to the highest, the deepest, the most dangerous, and most fun places in the world. We have seen the cosmos as microbes see it, peeked over blood-curdling precipices, and followed the life cycles of countless organisms. With photography, we go to war. We make sure that every part of our lives is forever imprinted into our memory.
We take care to ensure that our lives are sufficiently photogenic.
Our senses are overloaded. We are indifferent to scenes which would have paralysed us with horror 50-100 years ago. We have been overfed cruelty.
“Just a Minute” positions itself outside “a culture in which shock is the primary stimulus for consumer demand and source of value” (Susan Sontag, The Pain of Others). “Just a Minute” is an exhibition featuring a collection of paired photographs taken a minute apart with no change in focal point. The main character here is Time, taking on the role of photography’s object, problem, and instrument.
We all use phrases such as “be there in two!”, “I’ll see you in five minutes”, and “just a moment” to express our good intentions, denoting time on a scale ranging from “just a second” to “never”.
Can we, in a matter of just one minute, notice the differences between two seemingly static depictions of the world around us? Can something in a minimal state of flux, something seemingly banal, hold our attention?
Photography is the appropriate expressive means by which to tell the story of a single minute—whether that story is inconspicuous or obvious.
Boryana Pandova’s exhibition “Just a Minute” consists of 60 photographic diptychs, capturing 60 minutes of the author’s photographic exploration of spatiotemporality.
She starts her camera stopwatch for the sole purpose of measuring a minute of Time. The changes which she registers are sometimes apparent and sometimes missing. It is up to the viewer to seek them out and find them.
The photos on display in “Just a Minute” do not present scenes of opulence. They do not examine life at its highest points.
They show neither humanity nor inhumanity.
They do not “catch” moments. They do not discuss the subject of photography. In them, time is the event.
Space stands in front of the camera in order to shift over the course of a minute.
“Just a Minute“ is an invitation to stand before the image of a world which has always aged by a minute. “Just a Minute” is part of the “Objects of the Inattention” cycle, which also includes the projects “Pocket Sized”, “Scraps”, “Dirty”, and “Order No. 7078”, all of which explore those parts of our world whose existence we are either not aware of or which we fail to notice due to their randomness, brokenness, or unpredictability; in other words, unimportant things. Those which we do not think about. Also included in the exhibition is Todor Karastoyanov’s text “Just a Minute: Object of the Inattention No. 5”.
The project was realised with help from the National Cultural Endowment, Credo Bonum Gallery, Photosynthesis, and Camera Electronica.
AVAILABLE FORMATS AND PRICES:
РАЗМЕРИ И ЦЕНИ:
- 30х90 cm (2 pics 30х45) – 150 EUR
- 26х80 cm (2 pics 26х40) – 150 EUR
- 15х42 cm (2 pics 15х21) – 80 EUR
- 40х120 cm (2 pics 40х60) – 300 EUR
- 30×90 cm (2 pics 30х45) – 150 EUR
- 26х80 cm (2 pics 26х40) – 150 EUR
- 14х42 cm (2 pics 14х21) – 80 EUR
- 60х120 cm (2 pics 60х60) – 250 EUR
- 40х80 cm (2 pics 40х40) – 200 EUR
- 30х60 cm (2 pics 30х30) – 200 EUR
- 20х40 cm (2 pics 20х20) – 100 EUR
fine art photographic diptychs / фотографски диптихи
edition of 10 / тираж: 10
printed on Hahnemühle Fine Art paper and framed
отпечатани върху Hahnemühle Fine Art хартия и рамкирани