‘I would like there to exist places that are stable, unmoving, intangible, untouched and almost untouchable, unchanging, deep-rooted; places that might be points of reference, of departure, of origin.’
– Georges Perec, Species of Spaces and Other Pieces
I take, hoard and edit images from trips abroad and then put them in conversation with each other on a table-top. Objects and scrap metal join in.
In the series “On the Island”, the British coastline has opened up conversations between the island and what is afar and someplace else. English grey skies, drizzles and winds: qualities of the island that shape and mould mood, attitude and perception. These nurture a longing or fantasy for warmer tones, palm trees, beach escapes.
What in the end takes the form of a collage is actually a single shot of a small-scale installation in the studio. Between the photographic and the sculptural, multiple surfaces and optical perspectives tell a story of migration and belonging. A desire to orientate oneself within a space of memory, within the space of the image, and amongst the various locations depicted within the composition.
short film | THE MAKING OF… EUGENIA IVANISSEVICH
by Ildiko Peter
born in 1980 in Argentina, lives and works in London
2012 MA Photography, Royal College of Arts, London, UK.
2006 BA Fine Art, First Class Honours, Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, London, UK.
2009 Lo Histórico e Imaginario de Casa Mojana, Centro Cultural España, Uruguay.
2009 Format Festival Commission Award, QUAD, Derby, UK.
2013 NEW TALENT, Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
2013 THE WOMAN, THE GAZE, THE WORLD, Hanmi Gallery, London
2013 SPECUALTIVE SPACES, Robin Gibsion Gallery Sydney
2012 THE SHOW HOUSE, 11 and 9A Lever St, London
2012 LEICA PRIZE, Dyson Building, Royal College of Art, London
2012 CUT & PASTE, Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney, Australia
2011 Altitude + 1000 Festival de Photographie de montagne, Rossinière, Switzerland.
2011 How Looking Gets In The Way Of Seeing, Twelve Around One Gallery, London, UK.
2010 URRA, Galeria del Infinito, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2009 Components of the Image, SWG3 Gallery, Glasgow, UK.
2009 JTP 09, James Taylor Gallery, London, UK.
2009 Cinema and Narratives, James Taylor Gallery, London, UK.
2009 Fictions, Bonnington Gallery, Nottingham University, UK.
2009 Eugenia Ivanissevich, pubitemshed by Centro Cultural España.
2009 Supine Studios Autumn/ Winter 09, Supine Studios.
2013 Winner of The Arts Foundation Award, Still Life Photography Category
2012 Shortlisted Prix Louis Roederer, Festival de Photographie de Deauville
2011 LEICA Prize, Runner Up and shortitemsted for the Exhibition and Pubitemcation.
2011 Royal College of Art Travel Bursary.
2011 Royal College of Art David Vilitemers Award.
2010 URRA International Artist Residency, Buenos Aires, Argentina.