Semâ Bekirovic

Semâ Bekirovic

Work from Water in water, Picture of a fire burning, Maps, and Untitled (metal ball). Bekirovic’s work drew my attention through its lighthearted, witty, linguistic, and reflexive critique of the medium. Works like Water in water, and Picture of a fire burning address the representative nature of photography in an intelligent and humorous way. This medium specific critique is not limited to her photographic works. Untitled (metal ball) is a sculpture that gradually destroys itself through a robotic arm that deals a blow to the inside of the work at predetermined intervals.

“Semâ Bekirovic creates photographs, videos and installations which capture the friction created by the chances of nature and design of culture. In some works she plays with the tension between gaining and letting go of control; creating situations in which things can occur or happen spontaneously, and letting chance decide how the work will develop. In other works she presents nature as something beyond control – that which we try so hard to control by means of culture. Sema’s photos, videos and installations evolved from her fascination with photography. She is interested in the basic qualities of images, but also in the effect they can have – giving new significance to things without actually altering the things themselves. She considers photography an organic medium that can be shaped in many directions as long as the images don’t show what is, but what might be.”

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