Vlatka Horvat

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b. 1974 in akovec, Croatia; lives and works in New York, USA

Horvat uses the media of photography and film to evoke the poetic sadness of moving and reorganizing chairs in a shallow pond, which can be understood as a metaphor for grappling with the loss of geographic roots and social communities. Each arrangement of the chairs implies a set of possible relations between their imagined occupants, evoking myriad possibilities and scenarios related to human interaction: dialogue, encounter, communication, and conflict.

Still from This Here and That There (Berlin Video), 2009
Video loop
Courtesy of the artist