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Other Voices, Other Rooms
Artist: Clement Valla
Curator: Hasan Bülent Kahraman
Clement Valla’s work presents us with objects, moments, situations that we think we see or that we have never seen. Human consciousness is limited within the confines of the microscope and the telescope. Both devices show us what we ‘don’t see’. Objects that are too small and too close for us to see, as well as those that are too big and too far for us to see, determine not only the realm of our consciousness but also our imagination. And those we see, also have dimensions that we do not see. By making use of the potentials of digital art, Valla adds new dimensions to nature, which we look at every day, we think we see, and believe to be in its right place and stable, yet has an aspect that always remains obscure and mysterious. He drags nature, with a dimension that is imperceptible to us, to the limits of our perception of reality. Thus, he not only establishes an issue concerning vision, but steers towards the subject matter of transformation. Time is transformation. Being able to see transformation is to transcend to a time beyond. Thus, we come across the uncanniness of the aspect of nature that we have always considered to be curative.
As the temporal axes of visuality and the transformation in nature turn the interior space into exterior and the exterior space into interior, Valla turns the real into a marvel of reality.
Is the image always illusive (an illusion)?