Image: Heeza Bahc, Study for 3 stairs, 2022, dimension 15.7 x 19 x 16.4 cm, Courtesy the artist
A staircase is an architectural element with a simple structure in which the same elements are repeated. It connects different spaces, but also exists as an independently, separate space. To borrow the words of the artist, stairwells could be defined as a connecting passage with no clear beginning or end, and also as floating spaces. Gaston Bachelard also said in his book La poetique de l’espace that a path emerges symbolically from this neutral character of the staircase.
BAHC’s concerns about her status as an artist started from the stairways of Künstlerhaus Bethanien, and was conveyed through two performers, namely a mime artist and a percussionist living in Berlin. BAHC hopes that someone walking around the exhibition hall will be able to reflect on their center while feeling the sense of their feet when climbing the stairs.
In this way, BAHC reproduces existing things with the camera, while creating a narrative through the artist’s intervention in the images. The work begins by approaching what she experiences with a slightly twisted perspective, not to vaguely convey her personal experience, but to capture the center from which the idea arose. In this way, BAHC documents thoughts derived from a situation or space as a photographer.
HEEZA BAHC has exhibited in numerous institutions including: Yangju City Chang-Ucchin Museum, In-cheon art platform, Space Onsue, Songeun art space, Shin-han bank Gallery, Goeun Museum of Photography, Sangsang-madang Seoul and Chun-cheon, Insa Art Space. She has been a grantee of various artist-in-residence programs: Incheon Art Platform, 777 residency of Yanju city Chang Ucchin Museum of Art, Space can Old-house.
She has been a grantee of various artist-in-residence programs: Incheon Art Platform, 777 residency of Yanju city Chang Ucchin Museum of Art, Space can Old-house. Also awarded the 9th artist of the year from KT&G SKOPF, the 11th Public Art New Hero, and the 15th Photography Criticism Award.
HEEZA BAHC is a grantee of the Art Council Korea, Korea.
19.05. – 12.06.2022
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Photo: David Brandt