PICTURES FROM THE HOLIDAY
Michal Mitro (Slovakia)
5.07 - 31.07 2015
In this program, Michal Mitro (Slovakia) presents his minimalist photography series that serve as a narrative tool in its very sense: a collection of pictures of ceilings, the wall that he see before falling asleep, every single photo represents a different place that he have visited and slept at during his travels in Europe, Middle East, Australia, and South East Asia. Even though the picture itself is rather abstract and is concerned with the very basic elements of photography - light and texture - it nevertheless embodies very concrete experience from that particular day and that particular location.
He do not fancy taking pictures (in front) of monumental buildings, touristic attractions or top of the mountain views. Rather, he photograph the ceilings of the places he end up sleeping at; the night shelters. These become cognitive cues in process of recalling his past adventures. They embody the stories he fell asleep with those days. These walls can ‘speak’ to him and now he want to share the stories they tell with others. Pictures From The Holiday is an outcome of more than four years of conscious effort put in a way of photography and text installation: hanging off the ceiling as his past memories hang in ether as he harvest them. The exhibition runs simultaneously with the one in Brno, Czech Republic, where the same work is exhibited in Gallery Art http://kinoart.cz/