Everyone carries a shadow
x-ist is hosting photographer Lale Tara’s second solo exhibition, which features 12 photographs shot in different, abandoned spaces in Hungary.
The scenes, written and directed by Tara, are constructed by human-sized plastic surrogates. Through this replica, which appears as a manifestation of her secondary existence, Tara touches upon the interaction between different artistic media and deliberately distorts the indexicality of photography.
Tara’s photographs, which discuss the wishes and fears that women repress due to societal pressures, while referencing various literary works, invite the audience to engage in an introspective look. The works, which are on display until Oct. 16, also refer to C.G. Jung’s Doctrine of “the shadow of human” which suggests that the repressed does not disappear but stays hidden in a part of the psyche called “the shadow.”