6, 7 or 9
May 3 June 15, 2013
6,7 or 9, is the third part of The Number Project, which explores the relationship between numbers and social relationships. The project as a whole aligns conceptual logics and rules with day-to-day trauma and personal experiences to create photographs, artist books and films.
The photographs in this exhibition are created out of materials such as construction paper, yarn, and other everyday objects. The resulting photographs are collaged and re-photographed multiple times so that the constructed bodies and backdrops merge into each other. The final photographs function like headshots of collaged figurines.
Accompanying the exhibition is a narrative film which screened hourly. The film focuses on different personal relationships, these relationships vary from the domestic to anonymous strangers. The film cross cuts between these different social dynamics which intertwine into each other and often collide. The images in the film are created out of brightly colored dioramas in visual a vocabulary similar to the photographs. These playful images contrast the serious subjects matter, producing a world that appears playful but also dark in tone.