Scarlett Hooft Graafland

Pays-Bas >

XII (GALERIE) > Stand E2

Traveling to the most isolated corners on earth, for Scarlett Hooft Graafland these austere surroundings become live actors in the highly choreographed performances that she stages there. Whether it is the salt desert of Bolivia, the Canadian arctic, Madagascar, Socotra island or Vanuatu, Scarlett merges with the surroundings and its local culture. After weeks of preparation, working closely with inhabitants, Scarlett creates a scene, where local social issues take center stage, and the vast surreal landscape becomes the chorus of a classical tragicomedy that silently comments on the subject.

Commentaires : Après avoir rempli d’épices les polygones naturels de sel créés par le vent pour faire cette photographie, Scarlett Hooft Graafland a demandé aux artisans locaux de fabriquer un tapis sur ce modèle. Cet objet existe donc réellement, au format 5 x 7 m.